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Villagomez goes top, then goes off in Euroformula FP2 at Algarve

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jose Maria Rubio / Euroformula

Van Amersfoort Racing’s Rafael Villagomez set the fastest lap in second Euroformula free practice at Algarve before going into the gravel and bringing a premature end to the session.

The Mexican rookie went 0.066 seconds faster than Motopark’s veteran Cameron Das, while FP1 pacesetter Joshua Mason was third. His morning benchmark remained the quickest lap of the day.

CryptoTower Racing Team’s Louis Foster spent some time early on in FP2 at the top, but he then didn’t improve on his initial 1m38.643s lap for some time and ended the session in fourth with a 1m38.243s.

Andreas Estner, who like Foster fought at the front in Euroformula last year, rose to fifth place late on and was 0.008s up on his VAR team-mate Casper Stevenson in a top six covered by less than four tenths of a second.

Enzo Trulli was almost three quarters of a second back in his Drivex School-run Dallara 320 in seventh place, and just ahead of Double R’s Zdenek Chovanec.

As in FP1, Motopark’s Red Bull junior Jak Crawford didn’t participate and it now looks unlikely that he will race this weekend in the Portuguese Grand Prix-supporting season opener.

Free practice results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing 1m37.978s
2 Cameron Das Motopark +0.066s
3 Joshua Mason Double R Racing +0.213s
4 Louis Foster CryptoTower +0.265s
5 Andreas Estner Van Amersfoort Racing +0.384s
6 Casper Stevenson Van Amersfoort Racing +0.392s
7 Enzo Trulli Drivex School +0.721s
8 Zdenek Chovanec Double R Racing +0.789s
9 Nazim Azman CryptoTower +1.089s
10 Enzo Scionti Drivex School +1.405s
11 Vivien Keszthelyi Motopark +1.764s
12 Filip Kaminiarz CryptoTower +2.417s
13 Jak Crawford Motopark no time