Vittorio Ghirelli, making his first appearance for Super Nova International since winning the championship for the team at the end of 2013, soared to the top of the timing screens in the second free practice session of the Auto GP World Series round in Hungary.
The Italian set a best lap time of 1:34.436s in the session at the Hungaroring to leave current championship leader and last years series runner-up Kimiya Sato in second place for Euronova Racing, while Ghirelli’s German team-mate Markus Pommer was third fastest, ahead of Andrea Roda of Virtuosi UK and Tamas Pal Kiss of Zele Racing.
Michela Cerruti was sixth in the third Super Nova entry, ahead of Yoshitaka Kuroda in the second Zele Racing machine as he got to grips with the car after only taking the drive moments before the first session in the morning. Eighth and ninth were the two Eurotech Engineering cars, with Loris Spinelli once again ahead of Kevin Giovesi. Italian gentleman driver Giuseppe Cipriani in the Ibiza Racing machine was tenth.
Sam Dejonghe finally got onto track in the second Virtuosi UK entry during the session, but completed only four laps and the Belgian finished last of the twelve drivers racing this weekend.
Qualifying takes place tonight for race one, with the race taking place tomorrow afternoon. Race two is on Sunday.
Hungary Free Practice 2 Times
|1||Vittorio Ghirelli||ITA||Super Nova International||1:34.436|
|2||Kimiya Sato||JAP||Euronova Racing||1:34.689|
|3||Markus Pommer||GER||Super Nova International||1:34.816|
|4||Andrea Roda||ITA||Virtuosi UK||1:34.898|
|5||Tamas Pal Kiss||HUN||Zele Racing||1:35.058|
|6||Michela Cerruti||ITA||Super Nova International||1:35.569|
|7||Yoshitaka Kuroda||JAP||Zele Racing||1:35.966|
|8||Loris Spinelli||ITA||Eurotech Engineering||1:36.380|
|9||Kevin Giovesi||ITA||Eurotech Engineering||1:36.606|
|10||Giuseppe Cipriani||ITA||Ibiza Racing Team||1:36.888|
|11||Michele La Rosa||ITA||MLR71 by Euronova||1:37.409|
|12||Sam Dejonghe||BEL||Virtuosi UK||1:37.793|