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Visser fastest in Paul Ricard W Series practice

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: W Series

Beitske Visser topped the W Series order in free practice at Paul Ricard ahead of Marta Garcia.

Visser was top of the order through most of the session and was the first driver to set a time sub 2m04s. But a late flying lap for Garcia allowed the Spanish driver to come within 0.006 seconds of Visser’s time.

Garcia topped the times in the early stages of practice while there was still plenty of time to find on track. Belen Garcia and Jamie Chadwick both took turns at the top of the order before Visser set a 2m04.181s time to go fastest.

Visser gradually brought the lap time down over the remainder of the session, and set the benchmark at 2m03.744s before the chequered flag.

Chadwick briefly went second before late improvements from Marta Garcia and Nerea Marti. Both drivers also set times in the 2m03s range.

Chadwick dropped down to fourth ahead of Belen Garcia and Abbi Pulling. Alice Powell and Fabienne Wohlwend finished seventh and eighth, separated by just 0.003s. Emma Kimiainen and Abbie Eaton completed the top 10.

A number of drivers fell foul of track limits throughout the session, including Juju Noda, who ended the session P14.

Practice results
Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Beitske Visser 2m03.744s 13
2 Marta Garcia 2m03.750s +0.006s 13
3 Nerea Marti 2m03.923s +0.179s 11
4 Jamie Chadwick 2m04.067s +0.323s 13
5 Belen Garcia 2m04.127s +0.383s 13
6 Abbi Pulling 2m04.378s +0.634s 13
7 Alice Powell 2m04.424s +0.680s 13
8 Fabienne Wohlwend 2m04.427s +0.683s 14
9 Emma Kimilainen 2m04.468s +0.724s 13
10 Abbie Eaton 2m04.561s +0.817s 13
11 Sarah Moore 2m04.649s +0.905s 14
12 Bruna Tomaselli 2m04.829s +1.085s 14
13 Jessica Hawkins 2m04.862s +1.118s 14
14 Juju Noda 2m05.217s +1.473s 14
15 Emily De Heus 2m05.452s +1.708s 13
16 Tereza Babickova 2m05.565s +1.821s 13
17 Bianca Bustamante 2m07.026s +3.282s 13
18 Chloe Chambers 2m07.669s +3.925s 13