Janosz on top as EuroFormula Open Resumes in Belgium

After a six-week mid-season break, the EuroFormula Open season resumed at Spa-Francorchamps, and it was Polish driver Artur Janosz who posted the fastest time in the opening free practice session.

RP Motorsport driver Janosz, currently third in the championship set a best time of 2:16.370s, with Israeli driver Yarin Stern of Team West-Tec F3 the only driver to lap within a second of the Pole.

Spaniard Alexander Toril, making his first start of the season in the series, was third fastest for Emilio de Villota Motorsport ahead of another Spaniard Alex Palou of Campos Racing.

Palou currently sits second in the championship, eight points clear of Janosz, but twenty points behind current leader Sandy Stuvik, who was sixth fastest for RP Motorsport behind Leonardo Pulcini, another driver making his first appearance of the season in the series for DAV Racing.

RP Motorsport duo John Simonyan and Andres Saravia were seventh and eighth fastest respectively, with Emilio de Villota duo Che-One Lim and Yu Kanamaru ninth and tenth.

Spa-Francorchamps Free Practice 1 Times

1 Artur Janosz POL RP Motorsport 2:16.370
2 Yarin Stern ISR Team West-Tec F3 2:17.098
3 Alexander Toril ESP Emilio de Villota Motorsport 2:17.454
4 Alex Palou ESP Campos Racing 2:17.510
5 Leonardo Pulcini ITA DAV Racing 2:17.591
6 Sandy Stuvik THA RP Motorsport 2:17.594
7 John Simonyan RUS RP Motorsport 2:17.730
8 Andres Saravia GTM RP Motorsport 2:17.910
9 Che-One Lim KOR Emilio de Villota Motorsport 2:18.005
10 Yu Kanamaru JAP Emilio de Villota Motorsport 2:18.010
11 Christopher Hoher AUT BVM Racing 2:18.191
12 Wei Fung Thong HKG Team West-Tec F3 2:18.402
13 Nicolas Pohler GER Team West-Tec F3 2:18.461
14 Konstantin Tereschenko RUS Campos Racing 2:18.599
15 Costantino Peroni ITA DAV Racing 2:18.910
16 Saud T. Al Faisal SAU RP Motorsport 2:19.170
17 Tanart Sathienthirakul THA Team West-Tec F3 2:19.452
18 William Barbosa COL Corbetta Competizioni 2:19.967
19 Henrique Baptista BRA DAV Racing 2:20.047
20 Sean Walkinshaw GBR Campos Racing 2:39.569