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Stern quickest in Saturday practice for Euroformula Open Winter Series

by Gruz David


Yarin Stern managed a repeat of his leaderboard-topping form from Euroformula Open pre-season testing to go quickest out of the race-day practice sessions for the Euroformula Open round at Paul Ricard.

In the first session, it was Japanese driver Yu Kanamaru who managed to covert his consistency from yesterday into a timesheet-topping lap. The Euroformula Open newcomer narrowly outpaced series returnees Sandy Stuvik and Kevin Giovesi. Austrian rookie Christopher Hoher impressed once again in fourth, while RP Motorsport’s Artur Janosz completed the top five.

The final practice session, meanwhile, saw Stern return with the Israeli being the only driver to manage a sub 2:01s lap over the weekend so far. Spanish youngster Alex Palou took an impressive second, right ahead of Kanamaru. Tatiana Calderon and Che One Lim joined their Japanese teammate.

After fourteen hours of testing, the Euroformula Open grid will now partake in the competitive part of the Winter Series, which kicks off today with a qualifying session and a race at Paul Ricard.

Session results
?Pos ?Driver ?Team Class Session 1 Session 2
1 Yarin Stern Team West-Tec 2:02.331 2:00.997
2 Alex Palou Campos Racing 2:01.898 2:01.176
3 Yu Kanamaru EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 2:01.325 2:01.323
4 Sandy Stuvik RP Motorsport 2:01.445 2:02.967
5 Kevin Giovesi DAV Racing 2:01.484 2:02.027
6 Tatiana Calderon EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 2:01.752 2:01.524
7 Christopher Hoher Team West-Tec 2:01.689 2:01.950
8 Artur Janosz RP Motorsport 2:01.693 2:02.804
9 Sean Walkinshaw Campos Racing 2:01.745 2:03.321
10 Che One Lim EmiliodeVillota Motorsport 2:02.282 2:01.817
11 Cameron Twynham Team West-Tec 2:01.856 2:02.090
12 Hector Hurst DAV Racing 2:02.531 2:02.407
13 Dzhon Simonyan RP Motorsport 2:03.640 2:02.609
14 Nicolas Pohler Team West-Tec 2:02.972 2:02.657
15 Henrique Baptista DAV Racing 2:03.748 2:03.009
16 Wei Fung Thong Team West-Tec C 2:04.906 2:03.609
17 Chang Wing Chung Team West-Tec C 2:05.558 2:05.884
18 Constantino Peroni RP Motorsport C 2:06.575 2:06.035
19 Saud Al Faisal RP Motorsport C 2:06.888 2:17.198
20 Tanart Sathienthirakul Team West-Tec No Time No Time

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