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Ten Voorde fastest on Thursday in FR1.6 NEC testing at Assen

by Gruz David
Photo: Erik Verkaaik

Photo: Erik Verkaaik

Formula Renault 1.6 NEC junior race winner Larry ten Voorde posted the quickest lap the series’ pre-season testing day one at Assen.

The 17-year-old Dutch driver, who finished fourth in the overall standings last year, missed the first session of the day but wound up topping two of the remaining three.

15-year-old Max Defourny?was the best 1.6 rookie in second, finishing 0.3s down on ten Voorde. The young Belgian, who is yet to make his debut in single-seater racing, was a regular frontrunner during the day and managed to top session three.

Janneau Esmeijer,who finished third in last year’s championship, topped the first practice and finished an overall third at the end of the day, with another returnee Oliver Soderstrom taking fourth.

German ADAC Kart Masters champion Marcel Lenerz was the second quickest rookie in fifth, more than a second down on ten Voorde.

Two other newbies – 16-year-old Boris Kolff, who spent the 2013 season in Suzuki Swift Cup Netherlands, and Finnish Junior Formula Ford runner-up Joonas Lappalainen ended the day in sixth and seventh respectively.

Estonian Ralf Aron finished eighth, while Pontus Fredricsson and Ilmari Korpivaara completed the top ten.

Combined testing results
Pos. Driver Time Gap
1 Larry ten Voorde 1:45.014
2 Max Defourny 1:45.330 0.316
3 Janneau Esmeijer 1:45.596 0.582
4 Oliver Soderstrom 1:45.690 0.676
5 Marcel Lenerz 1:46.075 1.061
6 Boris Kolff 1:46.235 1.221
7 Joonas Lappalainen 1:46.324 1.310
8 Ralf Aron 1:46.638 1.624
9 Pontus Fredricsson 1:46.769 1.755
10 Ilmari Korpivaara 1:47.766 2.752
11 Nico Otto 1:47.777 2.763
12 Lukas Wenig 1:48.164 3.150
13 Cedric Piro 1:48.975 3.961