Formula V8 3.5

New teams to the fore as Hungaroring weekend begins

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Two new teams hit the top of the timing screens during the collective test sessions of the Formula V8 3.5 series at the Hungaroring on Friday, with both Teo Martin Motorsport and RP Motorsport ending fastest in the first and second session respectively.

Yu Kanamaru was the pacesetter in the first session, the Japanese racer setting a time of 1m28.762s to lead the way for Teo Martin Motorsport, while Johnny Cecotto Jr set the best time of the whole day in the second session with a 1m27.826s for RP Motorsport.

Rene Binder was second in the first session for Lotus, ahead of one of the team’s former drivers Matthieu Vaxiviere, now racing for SMP Racing in 2016, while Tom Dillmann was fourth for AVF ahead of Cecotto.

Louis Deletraz celebrated his birthday with the sixth fastest time for Fortec Motorsports, ahead of the second Lotus of Roy Nissany, while Alfonso Celis Jr placed the second AVF in eighth ahead of Arden Motorsport duo Egor Orudzhev and Aurélien Panis.

Dillmann was second behind Cecotto in the second session, with Kanamaru again inside the top three, with Vaxiviere and Pietro Fittipaldi of Fortec Motorsports completing the top five.

Celis Jr, Deletraz, Nissany, Orudzhev and SMP Racing’s Matevos Isaakyan completed the top ten.

Hungaroring Collective Test 1 Times

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Hungaroring Collective Test 2 Times

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