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Ulysse De Pauw sets British F3 Donington test pace

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebery Photography

Ulysse De Pauw set the pace in BRDC British Formula 3’s test on Donington Park’s Grand Prix layout, with the top four covered by 0.058 seconds.

The Douglas Motorsport driver was fastest in two of the Friday sessions, putting him 0.054s clear of Fortec Motorsports’ Johnathan Hoggard.

The championship frontrunner was just 0.003s faster than his team-mate Manuel Maldonado, who had just a thousandth of a second gap over de Pauw’s team-mate Kiern Jewiss, the pacesetter in the the first and fourth Friday sessions.

Chris Dittmann Racing’s Ayrton Simmons was fifth fastest, 0.180s off the front, and topped the wet second session on the Thursday.

Hampus Ericsson was sixth for Double R Racing, ahead of the closely matched Carlin trio of Benjamin Pedersen, Kaylen Frederick and Clement Novalak.

In 10th place, and just a third of a second behind de Pauw was the sole Hillspeed car of Sasakorn Chaimongkol.

 

Testing results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Ulysse De Pauw Douglas Motorsport 1m25.094s
2 Johnathan Hoggard Fortec Motorsports +0.054s
3 Manuel Maldonado Fortec Motorsports +0.057s
4 Kiern Jewiss Douglas Motorsport +0.058s
5 Ayrton Simmons Chris Dittmann Racing +0.180s
6 Hampus Ericsson Double R Racing +0.221s
7 Benjamin Pedersen Carlin +0.224s
8 Kaylen Frederick Carlin +0.251s
9 Clement Novalak Carlin +0.254s
10 Sasakorn Chaimongkol Hillspeed +0.362s
11 Lucas Petersson Carlin +0.444s
12 Neil Verhagen Double R Racing +0.476s
13 Pavan Ravishankar Double R Racing +0.637s
14 Nazim Azman Chris Dittmann Racing +0.775s
15 Kris Wright Fortec Motorsports +1.324s
16 Joshua Mason Lanan Racing +1.355s