Yu Kanamaru fastest in Silverstone tests

Japanese racer Yu Kanamaru set the pace during the Friday free practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s EuroFormula Open round at Silverstone.

The Emilio de Villota Motorsport driver set the best time of the day during the second of the three practice sessions, which saw everyone bar Antoni Ptak set their quickest times.

Kanamaru’s time of 1m55.966s was over half a second faster than the rest of the field, with Alessio Rovera of BVM Racing second quickest, 0.575s back.

Diego Menchaca was the fastest of the Campos Racing entries in third, just ahead of team-mate and current championship leader Konstantin Tereschenko, while the Team West-Tec F3 team-mates Yarin Stern and Tanart Sathienthirakul were fifth and sixth.

William Barbosa was seventh for BVM Racing, ahead of the leading RP Motorsport entries of Andres Saravia and Damiano Fioravanti in eighth and ninth, while DAV Racing’s Leonardo Pulcini completed the top ten.

John Simonyan is a noticeable absentee from this weekend’s proceedings, with the Russian driver having separated from RP Motorsport, with the team now seeking a replacement driver for his car.

Silverstone Free Practice Times (Combined)

116Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport2m08.691s1m55.966s1m57.556s
230Alessio RoveraITABVM Racing2m10.994s1m56.514s1m57.943s
37Diego MenchacaMEXCampos RacingNo Time1m56.643s1m57.627s
46Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing2m09.344s1m56.755s1m57.466s
510Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F32m05.894s1m57.075s1m57.737s
615Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F32m12.533s1m57.078s1m57.704s
719William BarbosaCOLBVM Racing2m10.810s1m57.088s1m58.803s
81Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport2m11.591s1m57.347s1m58.521s
95Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport2m09.747s1m57.393s1m58.329s
1077Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing2m09.727s1m57.395s1m57.673s
113Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport2m10.902s1m57.399s1m59.321s
1237Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport2m06.190s1m58.071s1m59.473s
134Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport2m11.209s1m59.232s1m58.616s
148Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing2m11.147s1m58.767s1m59.202s
1524Alexey ChuklinRUSCorbetta Competizioni2m11.087s1m58.837s1m59.689s
169Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing2m12.711s1m59.702s2m00.354s
1717Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport2m14.523s1m59.777s2m00.110s