Yu Kanamaru ends Barcelona test on top

Yu Kanamaru and Teo Martin Motorsport set the pace on the second day of the pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday.

The Japanese racer, stepping up full-time into Formula V8 3.5 in 2016 with the team, set the best time seen across the two days in Spain with a 1m29.571s during the morning session, while team-mate Matevos Isaakyan was the pacesetter in the afternoon.

Kanamaru ended the opening session of the day ahead of the opening day’s fastest driver Aurélien Panis, with the Arden Motorsport driver once again being quick with a time just 0.191s shy of the pace.

Tom Dillmann ended the morning third quickest for AVF ahead of Emil Bernstorff, who continued his audition for a seat with Strakka Racing for the new season with the fourth fastest time.

2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC champion Louis Deletraz ended fifth fastest for Fortec Motorsports, ahead of Lotus duo Roy Nissany and Rene Binder, while Beitske Visser put the second Strakka entry into eighth.

Matthieu Vaxiviere was ninth for SMP Racing, with Pietro Fittipaldi rounding out the top ten in the second Fortec car.

Isaakyan set the best time of the afternoon session with a 1m30.596s, just ahead of RP Motorsport’s Johnny Cecotto Jr, while Vaxiviere was third ahead of AVF’s Alfonso Celis Jr.

Binder was fifth ahead of Arden Motorsport’s Egor Orudzhev, with Kanamaru seventh ahead of 2015 EuroFormula Open champion Vitor Baptista of RP Motorsport, while Dillmann and Deletraz completed the top ten.

Testing resumes at Motorland Aragon on the 9-10 April.

Circuit de Catalunya Pre-Season Test Day 2 Morning Times

125Yu KanamaruJAPTeo Martin Motorsport1m29.571s25
28Aurelien PanisFRAArden Motorsport1m29.762s35
316Tom DillmannFRAAVF1m29.994s34
45Emil BernstorffGBRStrakka Racing1m30.004s33
51Louis DeletrazSWIFortec Motorsports1m30.090s31
64Roy NissanyISRLotus1m30.148s25
73Rene BinderAUTLotus1m30.277s38
86Beitske VisserNEDStrakka Racing1m30.369s37
923Matthieu VaxiviereFRASMP Racing1m30.380s17
102Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m30.381s46
1126Matevos IsaakyanRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1m30.425s36
127Egor OrudzhevRUSArden Motorsport1m30.571s25
1315Alfonso Celis JrMEXAVF1m30.779s41
1422Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport1m30.872s29
1521Johnny Cecotto JrVENRP Motorsport1m31.113s16
1624Vladimir AtoevRUSSMP Racing1m31.788s23
1720Giuseppe CiprianiITADurango Racing Team1m36.994s16

Circuit de Catalunya Pre-Season Test Day 2 Afternoon Times

126Matevos IsaakyanRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1m30.596s27
221Johnny Cecotto JrVENRP Motorsport1m30.633s32
323Matthieu VaxiviereFRASMP Racing1m30.838s28
415Alfonso Celis JrMEXAVF1m31.059s42
53Rene BinderAUTLotus1m31.389s50
67Egor OrudzhevRUSArden Motorsport1m31.399s44
725Yu KanamaruJAPTeo Martin Motorsport1m31.404s40
822Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport1m31.621s23
916Tom DillmannFRAAVF1m31.727s28
101Louis DeletrazSWIFortec Motorsports1m31.790s34
114Roy NissanyISRLotus1m32.050s31
125Emil BernstorffGBRStrakka Racing1m32.168s43
136Beitske VisserNEDStrakka Racing1m32.421s35
1424Vladimir AtoevRUSSMP Racing1m32.598s31
158Aurelien PanisFRAArden Motorsport1m33.265s37
162Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m33.438s15
1720Giuseppe CiprianiITADurango Racing Team1m37.450s27