Japanese racer Shinya Michimi led Auto GP’s 45-minute free practice session ahead of the championship’s sixth round at Spielberg.
Michimi dethroned compatriot Kimiya Sato with a last-second effort that put him a tenth clear of the standings leader.
Tamas Pal Kiss, who led much of his first session following his switch from Zele Racing to Virtuosi, was originally third, just 0.006s slower than Sato. However, he was promoted to second when Sato’s best time of the session was cancelled due to a track limits infringement.
Super Nova International duo of Markus Pommer?and?Michela Cerruti rounded out the top five with FMS Racing’s Kevin Giovesi in sixth.
Andrea Roda led Zele’s sole entrant Christof von Grunigen in seventh, while Giuseppe Cipriani, Michele La Rosa and Salvatore Deplano made up the rest of order.
|1||Shinya Michimi||Euronova Racing||1:20.872||22|
|2||Tamas Pal Kiss||Virtuosi UK||1:21.004||0.132||25|
|3||Kimiya Sato||Euronova Racing||1:21.176||0.304||23|
|4||Markus Pommer||Super Nova International||1:21.241||0.369||24|
|5||Michela Cerruti||Super Nova International||1:21.505||0.633||25|
|6||Kevin Giovesi||FMS Racing||1:21.610||0.738||22|
|7||Andrea Roda||Virtuosi UK||1:21.751||0.879||26|
|8||Christof von Grunigen||Zele Racing||1:21.894||1.022||24|
|9||Giuseppe Cipriani||Ibiza Racing Team||1:22.576||1.704||23|
|10||Michele La Rosa||MLR 71 by Euronova||1:23.065||2.193||22|
|11||Salvatore Deplano||FMS Racing||1:28.436||7.564||24|