Formula Renault 2.0

Wildcard ace Defourny sets Jerez Friday pace

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Belgian wildcard entrant Max Defourny led the way in the collective test sessions ahead of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series finale in Jerez on Friday.

The ART Junior Team driver set a time of 1m40.408s in the first of the two sessions on Friday to lead the way, with his time just 0.001s faster than Tech 1 Racing’s Anthoine Hubert, who was the quickest of the championship contending drivers on the day in Spain.

Hubert is only fifteen points behind championship leader Louis Deletraz of Josef Kaufmann Racing, with the Swiss driver and his team having a disappointing day, ending up twenty-fifth fastest out of the twenty-seven drivers competing this weekend.

It wasn’t only a disappointing day for the championship leader, with Kevin Jörg, who sits second in the championship only twenty-first, while third placed Jack Aitken was down in sixteenth for Koiranen GP.

Ben Barnicoat and Jake Hughes, who are mathematically in with a chance of the title, were tenth and eighteenth for Fortec Motorsports and Koiranen GP respectively.

Ukyo Sasahara, the last of the drivers with a chance of the title was third quickest on Friday for the ART Junior Team, but the Japanese driver would need a near-perfect weekend and the rest of the contenders having a pointless run to secure the title.

Simon Gachet, team-mate to Hubert, ended fourth ahead of ARTA Engineering duo Amaury Richard and James Allen, while Russian drivers Vasily Romanov and Matevos Isaakyan were seventh and eighth for Cram Motorsport and JD Motorsport respectively.

Hugo de Sadeleer of Tech 1 Racing and Barnicoat completed the top ten.

The second session saw Isaakyan set the pace ahead of Fortec Motorsports’ Jehan Daruvala, with Ignazio D’Agosto third for Manor MP Motorsport ahead of Darius Oskoui (ART Junior Team) and Barnicoat.

Jerez Collective Tests Results (Combined)

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