Jörg leads the way in Le Mans collective tests

Kevin Jörg ended fastest at the end of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series collective tests around the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans on Friday.

The Swiss driver, representing Josef Kaufmann Racing, ended the second session with a time of 1m33.667s to lead the way, with the afternoon’s running significantly quicker than the morning’s offering.

Jack Aitken was second quickest for Koiranen GP ahead of championship leader Louis Deletraz of Josef Kaufmann Racing, with the leading three separated by less than one-tenth of a second.

Ignazio D’Agosto was fourth quickest for Manor MP Motorsport, ahead of recent Nurburgring race winner Ben Barnicoat of Fortec Motorsports, while British AVF driver Harrison Scott was sixth.

Ukyo Sasahara was seventh quickest in the leading of the ART Junior Team entries, ahead of Anthoine Hubert of Tech 1 Racing who still has an outside shot at the championship.

Martin Kodric, fresh from his maiden series podium last time out in Germany, was ninth for Fortec Motorsports having earlier topped the opening slower session, while Dennis Olsen completed the top ten for Manor MP Motorsports.

Championship contender Jake Hughes had a more disappointing day, setting the twelfth fastest time for Koiranen GP, just behind Fortec Motorsports’ Valentin Hasse-Clot.

The field has dwindled since the last race two weekend’s ago, with only twenty-three entries for the races in Le Mans, with the most noticeable absentees being Australian Anton de Pasquale from Koiranen GP and Callan O’Keeffe of Fortec Motorsports, who have ended their seasons due to disappointing results.

Bugatti Le Mans Collective Tests Times (Combined)

115Kevin JorgSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m36.551s1m33.667s
23Jack AitkenGBRKoiranen GP1m36.264s1m33.743s
314Louis DeletrazSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m36.829s1m33.760s
419Ignazio D'AgostoITAManor MP Motorsport1m36.471s1m33.848s
56Ben BarnicoatGBRFortec Motorsports1m36.895s1m33.895s
627Harrison ScottGBRAVF1m37.660s1m34.092s
79Ukyo SasaharaJAPART Junior Team1m36.482s1m34.159s
822Anthoine HubertFRATech 1 Racing1m36.354s1m34.181s
95Martin KodricCROFortec Motorsports1m36.021s1m34.216s
1017Dennis OlsenNORManor MP Motorsport1m37.037s1m34.257s
118Valentin Hasse-ClotFRAFortec Motorsports1m38.067s1m34.399s
122Jake HughesGBRKoiranen GP1m36.871s1m34.400s
1321Simon GachetFRATech 1 Racing1m37.224s1m34.512s
1410Darius OskouiSWIART Junior Team1m37.329s1m34.539s
1518Bruno BaptistaBRZManor MP Motorsport1m38.409s1m34.753s
1620Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m38.068s1m34.807s
1735Matevos IsaakyanRUSJD Motorsport1m36.850s1m34.827s
1826James AllenAUSARTA Engineering1m37.749s1m35.181s
1925Amaury RichardFRAARTA Engineering1m37.615s1m35.299s
2036Thiago VivacquaBRZJD Motorsport1m37.269s1m35.481s
2137Nikita TroitskiyRUSJD Motorsport1m38.957s1m35.516s
2246Christopher AnthonyAUSManor MP Motorsport1m39.449s1m35.637s
2358Denis BulatovRUSAVF1m38.618s1m36.033s