Will Bratt recorded the fastest time around the Snetterton 300 circuit in today’s official Formula Two test session.
The Oxford racer set the pace in both of the morning sessions, and went quickest again in the fourth and final session in the afternoon, where the drivers were allowed to use the overboost function.
“I’m very pleased with how things have gone today,” said Bratt. “I managed to nail a quick lap on the boost in the final session as if it were a qualifying scenario and actually put in two quick lap times. I think I could have gone quicker as well which is encouraging. I was feeling confident before but now I’m even more so heading into Spa and providing nothing goes wrong I reckon two wins is very possible.”
Miki Monras was second quickest, his quickest time coming from the final session, four tenths off Bratt. Jack Clarke was third, ahead of Mirko Bortolotti. The Italian was the only man to defeat Bratt in any of the four sessions, recording the quickest time in the third session.
Alex Brundle was fifth fastest, supported by his father Martin at the family’s local circuit. Recent series addition Jon Lancaster was sixth, ahead of Tobias Hegewald and Mihai Marinescu.
17-year-old Jordan King finished the day ninth overall, within a second of Bratt’s quickest time. King recently committed to the next three F2 rounds as he trys to gain experience alongside his Formula Renault commitments.
Other commitments kept some of the drivers away from the action, including championship leader Christopher Zanella.
1. Will Bratt, 1:38.044s
2. Miki Monras, +0.430s
3. Jack Clarke, +0.461s
4. Mirko Bortolotti, +0.516s
5. Alex Brundle, +0.634s
6. Jon Lancaster, +0.729s
7. Tobias Hegewald, +0.772s
8. Mihai Marinescu, +0.837s
9. Jordan King, +0.939s
10. Thiemo Storz, +1.106s