Championship leader Alex Lynn grabbed the early initiative at Brands Hatch by setting the fastest time in Friday testing ahead of this weekend's CERTINA Formula Renault 2.0 UK double header.
The championship leader, who is this weekend aiming to beat James Matthews' seventeen-year-old record of eleven wins in a season, clocked a 1:23.001 in the second session to outpace Daniel Cammish and declared himself satisfied with the balance of his car after the first day's running.
“Everything went reasonably well for me today. I worked through the usual kind of programme that we do at a race weekend and tried quite a few set-up changes. I think that we have found a balance that works quite well. Hopefully we can have a good qualifying session tomorrow and get ourselves at the front of the grid.”
Leeds-based Cammish was encouraged by his bright start, especially given the struggles he encountered on his last visit to Brands in Formula Ford.
“Today has been a very productive day of testing. I don't have the best of memories from racing here last year, but it's a brilliant track to drive in Formula Renault machinery. I'm pleased with the speed of the car and I think that we have done a good job.”
Oliver Rowland, leader of the Graduate Cup, finished Friday's running in third after matching the time of Cammish and feels there is room for improvement in Saturday's qualifying sessions.
“I'm pleased to go P3 in both sessions. This morning we went out on used tyres so I was pleased with the way that the session went. I had a few moments on new tyres in the second session, but I think if you put the lap together it was reasonably good. We have a few areas to look at this evening and hopefully we can keep improving.”
Fellow Graduate Cup entrant Jordan King was fourth quickest ahead of Eftihios Ellinas, Josh Hill and Alice Powell while Felix Serralies rounded out the top eight having set his quickest time in the first session.
Full full Friday testing results, click here.