Cameron Twynham Fastest on Opening Day of EuroFormula Open

Briton Cameron Twynham was the quickest driver over the three free practice sessions of the opening round of the EuroFormula Open at the Nurburgring. The Team West-Tec F3 driver set a best lap time in the third session of 1:53.063 to pip Campos Racing’s Spanish driver Alex Palou by 0.088s.

One of Twynham’s four West-Tec team-mates Tanart Sathienthirakul was third, the Thai driver beating fellow countryman Sandy Stuvik of RP Motorsport into fourth. Israeli driver Yarin Stern was fifth for West-Tec ahead of Emilio de Villota Motorsport’s Korean driver Che-One Lim.

The first two sessions of the EuroFormula Open, previously called the Euroepan F3 Open up to the end of 2013, were held on a wet track before it dried out for free practice three. The top twelve drivers were separated by under a second, with twenty-one drivers taking to the track during the day. German driver Nicholas Pohler missed the opening session of the day for West-Tec but ended seventh fastest overall, but Guatemalan driver Andres Saravia missed the final dry session and was therefore last of all the drivers in his RP Motorsport entry.

Qualifying and race one takes place on Saturday, with a second qualifying session and race on Sunday.

Nurburgring Friday Free Practice Combined Times

1 Cameron Twynham GBR Team West-Tec F3 1:53.063
2 Alex Palou ESP Campos Racing 1:53.151
3 Tanart Sathienthirakul THA Team West-Tec F3 1:53.222
4 Sandy Stuvik THA RP Motorsport 1:53.259
5 Yarin Stern ISR Team West-Tec F3 1:53.374
6 Che-One Lim KOR Emilio de Villota Motorsport 1:53.382
7 Nicholas Pohler GER Team West-Tec F3 1:53.647
8 Artur Janosz POL RP Motorsport 1:53.656
9 Yu Kanamaru JPN Emilio de Villota Motorsport 1:53.826
10 Wei Fong Thong HKG Team West-Tec F3 1:53.852
11 Konstantin Tereschenk RUS Campos Racing 1:54.010
12 Tommaso Menchini ITA DAV Racing 1:54.020
13 John Simonyan RUS RP Motorsport 1:54.401
14 Damiano Fioravanti ITA Corbetta Competizioni 1:54.704
15 Sean Walkinshaw GBR Campos Racing 1:54.896
16 Igor Urien ESP Emilio de Villota Motorsport 1:55.506
17 William Barbosa COL Corbetta Competizioni 1:56.206
18 Henrique Baptista BRZ DAV Racing 1:56.524
19 Costantino Peroni ITA RP Motorsport 1:56.561
20 Saud T. Al Faisal SAU RP Motorsport 1:56.839
21 Andreas Saravia GTM RP Motorsport 2:07.124