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Emma Kimilainen tops W Series free practice at Assen

by Ida Wood

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Emma Kimilainen topped W Series free practice at Assen, on the second round of her return to the championship since being injured.

The Finn, who missed two races after a crash in the season opener, sat on top of the times throughout the 45-minute session.

Her 1m34.195s lap was 0.288s quicker than Jessica Hawkins, who jumped up to second place with less than a minute left of running. She displaced fellow Briton Sarah Moore from second place, while also demoting home star Beitske Visser to fourth.

Less than a tenth covered fifth to seventh, with Alice Powell heading championship leader Jamie Chadwick and Fabienne Wohlwend. Vicky Piria was eighth fastest and the last driver within a second of Kimilainen’s pace, while Tasmin Pepper and Esmee Hawkey completed the top 10.

Norisring winner and title contender Marta Garcia ended the session down in 12th, 1.363s off the pace.


Free Practice results
Pos Name Nationality Gap
1 Emma Kimilainen Finland 1m34.195s
2 Jessica Hawkins Great Britain +0.288s
3 Sarah Moore Great Britain +0.358s
4 Beitske Visser The Netherlands +0.460s
5 Alice Powell Great Britain +0.600s
6 Jamie Chadwick Great Britain +0.644s
7 Fabienne Wohlwend Liechtenstein +0.681s
8 Vicky Piria Italy +0.726s
9 Tasmin Pepper South Africa +1.021s
10 Esmee Hawkey Great Britain +1.142s
11 Gosia Rdest Poland +1.152s
12 Marta Garcia Spain +1.363s
13 Caitlin Wood Australia +1.441s
14 Naomi Schiff South Africa +1.644s
15 Sabre Cook USA +1.895s
16 Miki Koyama Japan +1.927s
17 Megan Gilkes Canada +1.985s
18 Sarah Bovy Belgium +2.328s
19 Vivien Keszthelyi Hungary +2.775s
20 Shea Holbrook USA +2.973s