Dan Ticktum, the championship leader ends the day as the fastest driver with a time of 1:07.616 beating his nearest competitor, James Pull by 0.231 seconds after a day of testing at the Donington National Circuit.
Ricky Collard, who managed 3rd at the end of the session said; “The second session was my best, we put on new tyres half-way through and if I’m honest maybe I didn’t get quite the best from them; I had a couple of little slides and hairy moments, so to end the session two-tenths down is not disappointing. We have good race pace and should be OK for the weekend.”
Many of the drivers found issues with the Donington Kerbs. With Gustavo Myasava, Sandy Mitchell and Josh Smith all damaging their cars because of the sharp rumble strip. Myasava and Mitchell would set times later in the day, putting them 10th and 11th respectively.
The third session saw many of the drivers struggle to pick up pace with times with ten minutes to go. James Pull managed to better some of the top times set in the second session by going 2nd overall on a 1:07.8, however; this was the best anyone could manage ensuring that Ticktum’s time from the second session remained the fastest.
At the end of the final session only Dan Fielding remained in the pits, but few improvements were made. At the end of the session, the top 3 in the standing were also the top 3 in the time sheets as the other cars closed the gap. The top 9 were split by half a second, meaning qualifying will be tough to call for Saturday.