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Teo Martin drivers top second day of FV8 3.5 test

by Peter Allen
Yu Kanamaru

Photo: RPM Racing

New team Teo Martin Motorsport topped both sessions on the second and final day of the opening Formula V8 3.5 pre-season test at Barcelona.

Japanese driver?Yu Kanamaru set the best time of the test in the morning session with a 1m29.571s.

Tuesday pacesetter?Aurelien Panis was strong again in second for Arden ahead of AVF’s?Tom Dillmann?and Strakka tester?Emil Bernstorff.

Fortec’s Louis Deletraz was fifth in front of Lotus pairing?Roy Nissany and?Rene Binder, with?Beitske Visser?eighth in the second Strakka car.?Matthieu Vaxiviere and Pietro Fittipaldi completed the top 10 for SMP and Fortec respectively.

Matevos Isaakyan – whose confirmed race programme this year is in GP3 – led the afternoon in the second Teo Martin-run car. Both he and Kanamaru topped test days with Pons at the end of last year, before team manager Emilio de Villota switched sides to Teo Martin.

GP2 veteran Johnny Cecotto took second for RP Motorsport ahead of Vaxiviere,?Alfonso Celis and Binder.

Combined day two times
Pos Driver Team Session 1 Session 2
1 Yu Kanamaru Teo Martin Motorsport 1:29.571 1:31.404
2 Aurelien Panis Arden Motorsport 1:29.762 1:33.265
3 Tom Dillmann AVF 1:29.994 1:31.727
4 Emil Bernstorff Strakka Racing 1:30.004 1:32.168
5 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1:30.090 1:31.790
6 Roy Nissany Lotus 1:30.148 1:32.050
7 Rene Binder Lotus 1:30.277 1:31.389
8 Beitske Visser Strakka Racing 1:30.369 1:32.421
9 Matthieu Vaxiviere SMP Racing 1:30.380 1:30.838
10 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports 1:30.381 1:33.438
11 Matevos Isaakyan Teo Martin Motorsport 1:30.425 1:30.596
12 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport 1:30.571 1:31.399
13 Johnny Cecotto RP Motorsport 1:31.113 1:30.633
14 Alfonso Celis AVF 1:30.779 1:31.059
15 Vitor Baptista RP Motorsport 1:30.872 1:31.621
16 Vladimir Atoev SMP Racing 1:31.788 1:32.598
17 Giuseppe Cipriani Durango Racing Team 1:36.994 1:37.450