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Sato tops Euroformula Open Hungaroring test

by Ida Wood

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Euroformula Open championship leader Marino Sato topped the pre-event Hungaroring test as Motopark locked out the top three places.

Sato’s 1m34.648s lap put him three tenths of a second clear of Red Bull junior team-mates Liam Lawson and Yuki Tsunoda, who clashed last time out at Spa-Francorchamps.

Most of Sato’s advantage came in the short opening sector of the lap, where he was faster than his team-mates by almost two tenths.

Carlin?s Christian Hahn was fourth fastest, half a second back, with Linus Lundqvist completing the top five for Double R Racing.

Formula 2 racer Nobuharu Matsushita set the sixth fastest time on his first EF Open appearance since the Winter Series at Paul Ricard.

The fourth and fifth Motopark cars were seventh and eighth, with Julian Hanses leading new signing Cameron Das.

Teppei Natori (Carlin) and Javier Gonzalez (RP Motorsport) were the last two drivers under a second off Sato’s pace.


Test results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Marino Sato Motopark 1m34.648s
2 Liam Lawson Motopark +0.310s
3 Yuki Tsunoda Motopark +0.320s
4 Christian Hahn Carlin +0.501s
5 Linus Lundqvist Double R Racing +0.517s
6 Nobuharu Matsushita Carlin +0.553s
7 Julian Hanses Motopark +0.671s
8 Cameron Das Motopark +0.695s
9 Teppei Natori Carlin +0.895s
10 Javier Gonzalez RP Motorsport +0.908s
11 Aldo Festante Teo Martin Motorsport +1.080s
12 Jack Doohan Double R Racing +1.153s
13 Lukas Dunner Teo Mart?n Motorsport +1.184s
14 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin +1.242s
15 Billy Monger Carlin +1.376s
16 Calan Williams Fortec Motorsports +1.381s
17 Rui Andrade Drivex School +1.690s