Markus Pommer Leads First Hungaroring Practice


German Markus Pommer set the pace in the opening free practice session for this weekends Auto GP World Series round in Hungary. The Super Nova International driver’s best time of 1:35.755s was enough to see him finish the session top, beating home favourite Tamas Pal Kiss of Zele Racing by 0.110s.

Championship leader Kimiya Sato was third fastest for Euronova Racing, just ahead of the returning Vittorio Ghirelli in the second Super Nova entry, the 2013 champion finishing only 0.647s off the pace after completing fifteen laps. The third Super Nova of female driver Michela Cerruti completed the top five.

Italian Andrea Roda was sixth fastest for Virtuosi UK, but team-mate Sam Dejonghe was missing from the time sheets altogether. Right now we do not know why the Belgian did not participate in the session. Seventh and eighth fastest were the two Eurotech Enginnering entries of Loris Spinelli and Kevin Giovesi, while the top ten were rounded out by Yoshitaki Kuroda, who took the second Zele Racing seat just before the session began, and Michele La Rosa in the MLR71 by Euronova machine.

The second free practice session takes place later this afternoon.

Hungary Free Practice 1 Times

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Markus Pommer GER Super Nova International 1:35.755
2 Tamas Pal Kiss HUN Zele Racing 1:35.865
3 Kimiya Sato JAP Euronova Racing 1:36.269
4 Vittorio Ghirelli ITA Super Nova International 1:36.402
5 Michela Cerruti ITA Super Nova International 1:37.064
6 Andrea Roda ITA Virtuosi UK 1:37.137
7 Loris Spinelli ITA Eurotech Engineering 1:37.937
8 Kevin Giovesi ITA Eurotech Engineering 1:38.046
9 Yoshitaki Kuroda JAP Zele Racing 1:38.558
10 Michele La Rosa ITA MLR71 by Euronova 1:38.705
11 Giuseppe Cipriani ITA Ibiza Racing 1:38.735