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Van’t Hoff heads Fisichella student in Spanish F4 test at Jerez

by Ida Wood

Photo: Spanish F4

Spanish Formula 4 championship leader Dilano van’t Hoff was fastest in the pre-event test session at Jerez on Friday.

The MP Motorsport driver was near the top of the times throughout the four-hour session, spending the first quarter sitting second to Drivex School’s Guilherme Oliveira by 0.030 seconds.

Formula de Campeones’ Quique Bordas was on their pace at that point too, but all three were soon jumped by factory Parolin karter Valerio Rinicella.

The Italian is part of the Top Gun by Pro Racing project launched by Giancarlo Fisichella, and was testing for Global Racing Service. He was the first driver to lap in the 1m43s, and improved while out front to keep himself there for more than three quarters of an hour before van’t Hoff moved ahead.

Van’t Hoff set a 1m43.229s to go fastest, and that ended up standing as the benchmark pace through the final hour of running – interrupted by two red flag periods – and was almost a third of a second faster than Rinicella.

Drivex’s Noam Abramczyck improved on his personal best several times in the final 10 minutes and rose from outside of the top to third place, and Rinicella’s team-mate Vladislav Ryabov slotted in behind Oliveira in fifth.

There were two other karters present at the test: Ricardo Escotto and Lukas Malek in 23rd and 24th places.

Mexico’s Escotto was driving for Teo Martin Motorsport, while Slovakian youngster Malek was at Drivex and will make his single-seater debut with the team this weekend. Malek came 20th in this year’s WSK Euro Series and 26th in the CIK-FIA European Karting Championship in his rookie season of OK karts.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Dilano van’t Hoff MP Motorsport 1m43.229s 45
2 Valerio Rinicella GRS 1m43.552s +0.323s 58
3 Noam Abramczyck Drivex School 1m43.626s +0.397s 44
4 Guilherme Oliveira Drivex School 1m43.669s +0.440s 35
5 Vladislav Ryabov GRS 1m43.693s +0.465s 19
6 Gil Molina MP Motorsport 1m43.755s +0.526s 42
7 Daniel Macia Formula de Campeones 1m43.775s +0.546s 36
8 Sebastian Ogaard Campos Racing 1m43.982s +0.754s 37
9 Suleiman Zanfari MP Motorsport 1m44.046s +0.817s 44
10 Qiuque Bordas Formula de Campeones 1m44.076s +0.847s 39
11 Georg Kelstrup MP Motorsport 1m44.089s +0.860s 45
12 Filip Jenic Teo Martin Motorsport 1m44.105s +0.876s 32
13 Rik Koen MP Motorsport 1m44.148s +0.919s 44
14 Branden Lee Oxley Drivex School 1m44.263s +1.034s 35
15 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School 1m44.263s +1.034s 44
16 Pepe Marti Campos Racing 1m44.276s +1.047s 22
17 Manuel Esperito Santo MP Motorsport 1m44.316s +1.087s 43
18 Alex Garcia Campos Racing 1m44.448s +1.219s 35
19 Miron Pingasov MP Motorsport 1m44.540s +1.311s 39
20 Jorge Campos Teo Martin Motorsport 1m44.579s +1.350s 32
21 Noah Degnbol MP Motorsport 1m44.614s +1.385s 28
22 Emely de Heus MP Motorsport 1m44.678s +1.449s 42
23 Ricardo Escotto Teo Martin Motorsport 1m44.775s +1.546s 51
24 Lukas Malek Drivex School 1m44.899s +1.670s 47
25 Alex Partyshev Campos Racing 1m45.074s +1.846s 39
26 Lola Lovinfosse Drivex School 1m45.744s +2.515s 48