RP Motorsport’s sophomore driver Sandy Stuvik recorded the overall fastest time of the three Euroformula Open practice sessions at Monza.
Recording his time in the first session, the Thai driver was the only one who managed to go under the 1:47s benchmark.
2012 F3 Open Copa class champion Kevin Giovesi returned to the series with a second place while Stuvik’s main rival Alex Palou was third fastest. The top five was completed by Japanese racer Yu Kanamaru and Austrian Christopher Hoher.
In the morning, the first practice saw a top three of Stuvik, Giovesi and Palou, with the championship leader almost half a second clear of the rest of the field.
Hoher and Andres Saravia ended up in fourth and fifth, followed by Russian Konstantin Tereshchenko and series frontrunner Artur Janosz. West-Tec duo Tanart Sathienthirakul and Wei Fung Thong were eighth and ninth fastest respectively, while the top ten was completed by Henrique Baptista.
Next time around, both Giovesi and Palou managed to improve their times to get first and second spots in practice two, while Stuvik had to settle for third.
Saravia and Hoher once again made it to the top five as Sathienthirakul and Tereshchenko completed the top seven. Yarin Stern was eighth fastest, followed by another series returnee Damiano Fioravanti and Janosz.
It was Kanamaru who was quickest in the final session with RP duo Stuvik and Janosz finishing second and third.
Giovesi and Fioravanti were fourth and fifth with Dzhon Simonyan making his first appearance in the top ten with sixth. Seventh and eighth were occupied by Saravia and Tereshchenko, while Costantino Peroni and Baptista rounded out the top ten.
|1||Sandy Stuvik||RP Motorsport||1:46.890||1:47.443||1:47.642|
|2||Kevin Giovesi||DAV Racing||1:47.376||1:47.240||1:47.893|
|3||Alex Palou||Campos Racing||1:47.504||1:47.388||1:48.220|
|4||Yu Kanamaru||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||1:58.068||1:48.315||1:47.455|
|5||Christopher Hoher||BVM Racing||1:47.530||1:47.783||1:48.404|
|6||Andres Saravia||RP Motorsport||1:47.538||1:47.607||1:48.072|
|7||Konstantin Tereshchenko||Campos Racing||1:47.546||1:47.929||1:48.179|
|8||Artur Janosz||RP Motorsport||1:47.554||1:48.029||1:47.723|
|9||Tanart Sathienthirakul||Team West-Tec||1:47.587||1:47.803||1:48.896|
|10||Damiano Fioravanti||BVM Racing||1:48.707||1:47.992||1:47.933|
|11||Yarin Stern||Team West-Tec||1:48.389||1:47.945||1:48.300|
|12||Wei Fung Thong||Team West-Tec||1:48.036||1:48.081||1:48.701|
|13||Dzhon Simonyan||RP Motorsport||1:48.368||1:49.129||1:48.068|
|14||Henrique Baptista||DAV Racing||1:48.113||1:48.514||1:48.189|
|15||Sean Walkinshaw||Campos Racing||1:48.124||1:48.516||1:48.704|
|16||Costantino Peroni||DAV Racing||1:49.833||1:49.406||1:48.181|
|17||Che One Lim||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||1:48.318||1:48.279||1:48.236|
|18||Nicolas Pohler||Team West-Tec||1:49.703||1:48.436||1:48.671|
|19||William Barbosa||Corbetta Competizioni||1:51.296||1:48.997||1:48.574|
|20||Saud Al Faisal||RP Motorsport||1:50.273||1:50.101||1:50.271|
Personal best time in bold
Best time of session in italics