Pulcini leads EuroFormula Open practice in Austria

Leonardo Pulcini was quickest overall in practice for the fifth round of the EuroFormula Open championship at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

The DAV Racing youngster set the best time of 1m28.190s in the opening session of the trio held on Friday, 0.025s faster than Japanese driver Yu Kanamaru of Emilio de Villota Motorsport.

Israeli driver Yarin Stern was third quickest for Team West-Tec F3, ahead of the five RP Motorsport entries, led by championship contender Vitor Baptista, with Andres Saravia, Antoni Ptak, Igor Walilko and Damiano Fioravanti just behind.

The second Team West-Tec F3 entry of Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul was ninth quickest, whilst current championship leader Konstantin Tereschenko completed the top ten for Campos Racing.

Only sixteen cars took to the track on Friday, with BVM Racing the noticeable absentees, with neither Alessio Rovera nor William Barbosa on the entry list this weekend. For Rovera in particular it is bad news, with the Italian driver currently fourth in the championship standings, having won the opening race of the season at Jerez.

Red Bull Ring Free Practice Result (Combined)

177Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing1m28.190s1m29.098s1m29.396s
216Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m28.215s1m28.687s1m29.395s
310Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F31m28.279s1m29.329s1m33.379s
43Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport1m28.344s1m28.940s1m29.185s
51Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport1m28.354s1m29.978s1m31.384s
64Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport1m28.439s1m29.995s1m29.478s
737Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport1m28.670s1m29.433s1m29.682s
85Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1m28.710s1m30.368s1m30.242s
915Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F31m28.850s1m29.287s1m29.735s
106Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing1m28.961s1m29.149s1m29.342s
117Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1m29.434s1m29.210s1m29.488s
1217Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m29.230s1m30.047s1m30.744s
138Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing1m29.558s1m29.830s1m30.353s
1424Alexey ChuklinRUSCorbetta Competizioni1m29.641s1m30.652s1m30.504s
159Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing1m31.210s1m29.788s1m30.043s
1670Parth GhorpadeINDDAV Racing1m30.186s1m30.473s1m30.950s