Pulcini fastest on EuroFormula Open test day at Estoril

by Paul Hensby

With the new EuroFormula Open season getting underway this weekend at the Portuguese circuit of Estoril, nineteen drivers enjoyed a day of testing at the track on Thursday, with Leonardo Pulcini setting the pace for Campos Racing.

Pulcini set the best time of the day in the final of the three sessions, with his 1m33.023s more than four-tenths of a second clear of Campos team-mate Diego Menchaca.

The Campos Racing duo led a trio of RP Motorsport entries, with Kusiri Kantadhee third ahead of Damiano Fioravanti and Tanart Sathienthirakul.

American teenager Colton Herta set the sixth best time of the day for Carlin, with the British team making their series debut this weekend in Portugal, while Igor Walilko was seventh for another team making their debut, Fortec Motorsports.

Ye Hongli was eighth for BVM Racing, while Nikita Zlobin of Teo Martin Motorsport and Keyvan Andres of Carlin completed the top ten.

Three of the confirmed drivers were absent from the test, with Jack Aitken and Tatiana Calderon on GP3 Series testing duty, while Ferdinand Habsburg was also missing from the days running, although all three are expected to be back for Friday’s testing and the weekend races.

Estoril Test Sessions 1-3 Times

18Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing1m34.826s1m34.272s1m33.023s
27Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1m34.073s1m35.768s1m33.457s
32Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport1m36.094s1m34.730s1m33.756s
43Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1m35.930s1m35.087s1m33.758s
55Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport1m35.354s1m34.859s1m33.914s
698Colton HertaUSACarlin1m34.425s1m34.726s1m33.961s
737Igor WalilkoPOLFortec Motorsports1m34.576s1m35.118s1m33.975s
821Ye HongliCHNBVM Racing1m35.146s1m35.947s1m34.062s
972Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1m34.826s1m36.468s1m34.160s
1047Keyvan AndresGERCarlin1m35.207s1m35.761s1m34.291s
111Antoni PtakPOLRP Motorsport1m36.086s1m35.079s1m34.319s
1211Petru FlorescuROMTeo Martin Motorsport1m36.018s1m35.196s1m34.527s
1351Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin1m35.355s1m35.086s1m34.733s
146Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing1m35.367s1m34.785s1m35.572s
1518Riccardo CazzanigaITADAV Racing1m35.141s1m36.763s1m34.986s
1627Kang LingCHNDAV Racing1m35.586s1m36.618s1m35.098s
1714Jose-Manuel VilaltaMEXTeo Martin Motorsport1m35.558s1m36.581s1m36.933s
1820Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing1m37.224s1m36.192s1m36.424s
199Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing1m38.282s1m37.398s1m36.204s

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