Baptista tops EuroFormula Open times at Spa

Championship contender Vitor Baptista was quickest overall in practice for the EuroFormula Open round at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday.

Brazilian Baptista, racing for the RP Motorsport outfit, set a best time of 2m15.605s to lead the way, 0.142s faster than Emilio de Villota Motorsports’ Japanese racer Yu Kanamaru.

Damiano Fioravanti was third quickest for RP Motorsport ahead of Alessio Rovera of DAV Racing, who is returning to the series this weekend after being absent from the grid last time out at the Red Bull Ring, while Tanart Sathienthirakul of Team West-Tec F3 was fifth. The Thai driver had been fastest in opening practice with a 2m16.085s but could not improve his time in the second session.

Championship leader Konstantin Tereschenko was sixth quickest for Campos Racing ahead of the second Team West-Tec F3 entry of Israeli driver Yarin Stern, while a second Campos Racing entry of Diego Menchaca was eighth.

Leonardo Pulcini was ninth for DAV Racing ahead of Andres Saravia of RP Motorsport, just ahead of team-mate and series debutant Kusiri Kantadhee.  Saravia was responsible for red flags in both sessions after going off track.

Spa-Francorchamps Free Practice Results (Combined)

13Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport2m16.573s2m15.605s
216Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport2m16.712s2m15.747s
35Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport2m16.172s2m15.944s
421Alessio RoveraITADAV Racing2m17.469s2m16.037s
515Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F32m16.085s2m17.023s
66Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing2m16.346s2m16.480s
710Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F32m17.274s2m16.410s
87Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing2m17.440s2m16.496s
977Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing2m18.176s2m16.525s
101Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport2m16.598s2m16.857s
112Kusiri KantadheeTHAMKTG2m16.933sNo Time
128Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing2m17.218s2m17.073s
134Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport2m18.468s2m17.076s
1470Parth GhorpadeINDDAV Racing2m19.605s2m17.400s
1519William BarbosaCOLBVM Racing2m19.042s2m17.426s
169Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing2m19.713s2m17.576s
1737Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport2m17.617sNo Time
1817Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport2m21.016s2m18.751s