Daruvala on top as Eurocup season begins in Spain

Indian star Jehan Daruvala set the quickest time in the opening Collective Test session of the 2016 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series season on Friday morning.

Josef Kaufmann Racing driver and Sahara Force India-backed Daruvala set a time of 1m56.150s to lead the twenty-four car strong field at Motorland Aragon.

Belgian ace Max Defourny ended just 0.030s adrift in second for R-ace GP, while Britons Harrison Scott and Lando Norris were third and fourth for AVF and Josef Kaufmann Racing respectively.

Dorian Boccolacci ended the session in fifth in the leading of the Tech 1 Racing entries, while the third Josef Kaufmann Racing entry of Russian Robert Shwartzman was sixth.

2015 BRDC F4 champion and McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Will Palmer ended the session in seventh for R-ace GP, ahead of Tech 1 Racing’s Gabriel Aubry, while Ferdinand Habsburg and Vasily Romanov completed the top ten for Fortec Motorsports.

The weekend continues later on Friday with the second collective test session for the 2.0-litre cars, while the opening qualifying and the first two races of the year take place on Saturday.

Motorland Aragon Collective Test 1 Times

11Jehan DaruvalaINDJosef Kaufmann Racing1m56.150s
233Max DefournyBELR-Ace GP1m56.180s
322Harrison ScottGBRAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.333s
42Lando NorrisGBRJosef Kaufmann Racing1m56.358s
59Dorian BoccolacciFRATech 1 Racing1m56.417s
63Robert ShwartzmanRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing1m56.424s
714Will PalmerGBRR-Ace GP1m56.636s
812Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1m56.761s
962Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1m56.802s
105Vasily RomanovRUSFortec Motorsports1m56.859s
1121Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.910s
1210Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m57.021s
137Nikita TroitskiyRUSFortec Motorsports1m57.069s
146Bruno BaptistaBRZFortec Motorsports1m57.165s
1517Alexey KorneevRUSJD Motorsport1m57.296s
1616Julien FalcheroFRAR-Ace GP1m57.372s
1711Sacha FenestrazSWITech 1 Racing1m57.429s
1818James AllenAUSJD Motorsport1m57.584s
1930Rodrigo PfluckerPERCram Motorsport1m58.009s
2023Nerses IsaakyanRUSAVF by Adrian Valles1m58.559s
2142Julia PankiewiczPOLAVF1m58.789s
2238David PorcelliUSAMGR Motorsport1m59.412s
2331David RichertCANCram Motorsport2m01.052s
2435Alessandro PerulloITATechnoraceNo Time