Habsburg and Pulcini lead the way at Monza

Leonardo Pulcini - Credit: FOTOSPEEDY

Ferdinand Habsburg set the pace in the opening collective test session at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on an important weekend for the Austrian racer as he bids to close down the gap on Leonardo Pulcini at the top of the EuroFormula Open championship standings.

However Pulcini came back to set the pace in the second session with the fastest time of the day with Habsburg being forced to settle for third behind another driver still in with a chance of the title – Colton Herta.

The first session saw Drivex School driver Habsburg lead the way with a best time of 1:46.071 ahead of Ameya Vaidyanathan of Carlin, who had a tremendous session to get within 0.077 seconds of Habsburg, while Diego Menchaca was the leading of the Campos Racing drivers in third.

Sam MacLeod, making a return to the championship this weekend for Fortec Motorsports, ended fourth fastest ahead of Pulcini and Nikita Zlobin, who is the only representative this weekend for Teo Martin Motorsport.

Herta ended seventh for Carlin, while Nikita Troitskiy, Julio Moreno and Enaam Ahmed completed the top ten.

Pulcini set the pace in the second session for Campos Racing with a time of 1:45.899, with Herta second ahead of Habsburg, Ahmed and Troitskiy.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Collective Test 1 Result

162Ferdinand HabsburgAUTDrivex School1:46.071
251Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin1:46.148
37Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1:46.371
428Sam MacLeodGBRFortec Motorsports1:46.661
58Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing1:46.723
672Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1:46.794
798Colton HertaUSACarlin1:46.829
891Nikita TroitskiyRUSDrivex School1:46.842
96Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing1:46.941
104Enaam AhmedGBRRP Motorsport1:47.129
113Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1:47.491
1247Keyvan AndresGERCarlin1:47.539
132Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport1:47.606
1418Danielle CazzanigaITADAV Racing1:47.958
1521Ye HongliCHNBVM Racing1:47.963
161Antoni PtakPOLRP Motorsport1:47.987
179Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing1:48.188
1820Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing1:48.190
1965Ricardo CazzanigaITADAV Racing1:48.321
205Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport1:48.404

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Collective Test 2 Result

18Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing1:45.899
298Colton HertaUSACarlin1:46.005
362Ferdinand HabsburgAUTDrivex School1:46.167
44Enaam AhmedGBRRP Motorsport1:46.333
591Nikita TroitskiyRUSDrivex School1:46.344
66Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing1:46.541
77Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1:46.643
83Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1:46.823
91Antoni PtakPOLRP Motorsport1:47.034
102Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport1:47.058
1151Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin1:47.243
1272Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1:47.258
1328Sam MacLeodGBRFortec Motorsports1:47.312
1447Keyvan AndresGERCarlin1:47.368
1565Ricardo CazzanigaITADAV Racing1:47.402
1621Ye HongliCHNBVM Racing1:47.537
1720Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing1:47.847
185Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport1:47.895
1918Danielle CazzanigaITADAV Racing1:48.130
209Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing1:48.203