Kimiya Sato Tops Opening Marrakech Practice


Japanese driver Kimiya Sato ended the first practice session around the streets of Marrakech in Morocco on top as the 2014 Auto GP World Series roared into action. The Euronova driver, who is only running a partial campaign as he has GP2 commitments, set a best of 1:31.115s to beat Zele Racing’s Italian driver Sergio Campana into second by half a second.

The driver/team owner of the Ibiza Racing Team, Giuseppe Cipriani, finished third fastest in his first session for almost a year, just ahead of the second Zele Racing entry of Hungarian Tamas Pal Kiss, while the highest rookie placing went to Belgian Sam Dejonghe in fifth for the Virtuosi UK outfit.

The top ten was rounded out by Markus Pommer and Michela Cerruti for Super Nova International, Eurotech’s Kevin Giovesi, and the two other Virtuosi UK entries of Andrea Roda and Richard Gonda.

The second practice session takes place later today.

Marrakech Practice Session 1 Times

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Kimiya Sato JAP Euronova Racing 1:31.115
2 Sergio Campana ITA Zele Racing 1:31.659
3 Giuseppe Cipriani ITA Ibiza Racing Team 1:31.812
4 Tamas Pal Kiss HUN Zele Racing 1:32.488
5 Sam Dejonghe BEL Virtuosi UK 1:32.634
6 Markus Pommer GER Super Nova International 1:33.006
7 Michela Cerruti ITA Super Nova International 1:33.020
8 Kevin Giovesi ITA Puma 3 M-Sport by Eurotech 1:33.481
9 Andrea Roda ITA Virtuosi UK 1:33.602
10 Richard Gonda SVK Virtuosi UK 1:34.031
11 Michele La Rosa ITA MLR71 by Euronova 1:35.386
12 Francesco Dracone ITA Ibiza Racing Team 1:36.021
13 Loris Spinelli ITA Puma 3 M-Sport by Eurotech 1:37.884

 

Sato topped the first practice in Morocco (Credit: Auto GP Organization S.r.l)

Kimiya Sato Tops Opening Marrakech Practice

Japanese driver Kimiya Sato ended the first practice session around the streets of Marrakech in Morocco on top as the 2014 Auto GP World Series roared into action. The Euronova driver, who is only running a partial campaign as he has GP2 commitments, set a best of 1:31.115s to beat Zele Racing’s Italian driver Sergio Campana into second by half a second.

The driver/team owner of the Ibiza Racing Team, Giuseppe Cipriani, finished third fastest in his first session for almost a year, just ahead of the second Zele Racing entry of Hungarian Tamas Pal Kiss, while the highest rookie placing went to Belgian Sam Dejonghe in fifth for the Virtuosi UK outfit.

The top ten was rounded out by Markus Pommer and Michela Cerruti for Super Nova International, Eurotech’s Kevin Giovesi, and the two other Virtuosi UK entries of Andrea Roda and Richard Gonda.

The second practice session takes place later today.

Marrakech Practice Session 1 Times

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Kimiya Sato JAP Euronova Racing 1:31.115
2 Sergio Campana ITA Zele Racing 1:31.659
3 Giuseppe Cipriani ITA Ibiza Racing Team 1:31.812
4 Tamas Pal Kiss HUN Zele Racing 1:32.488
5 Sam Dejonghe BEL Virtuosi UK 1:32.634
6 Markus Pommer GER Super Nova International 1:33.006
7 Michela Cerruti ITA Super Nova International 1:33.020
8 Kevin Giovesi ITA Puma 3 M-Sport by Eurotech 1:33.481
9 Andrea Roda ITA Virtuosi UK 1:33.602
10 Richard Gonda SVK Virtuosi UK 1:34.031
11 Michele La Rosa ITA MLR71 by Euronova 1:35.386
12 Francesco Dracone ITA Ibiza Racing Team 1:36.021
13 Loris Spinelli ITA Puma 3 M-Sport by Eurotech 1:37.884