Sacha Fenestraz and Max Defourny traded fastest times in the two Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series Collective Test sessions around the Nurburgring on Friday.
A season-high thirty-one cars took to the track on Friday, with R-ace GP adding two drivers to their usual line-up, with both Charles Milesi and Theo Coicaud coming on board for this round from the teams Northern European Cup squad, although Bartlomiej Mirecki’s family run team, who raced last time out at the Hungaroring, is not in Germany this weekend.
Fenestraz set the initial pace in the first session, with the Josef Kaufmann Racing ace the only driver to get below 1:56s, with his best lap of 1:55.983s seeing him ending up 0.296 seconds ahead of R-ace GP’s Defourny, while two more R-ace GP drivers ended up third and fourth, championship leader Will Palmer ahead of Robert Shwartzman.
Yifei Ye was the only other driver to get below 1:57s in fifth for Josef Kaufmann Racing, with Thomas Randle sixth for AVF by Adrian Vallés ahead of Alex Peroni, Max Fewtrell, Richard Verschoor and Jarno Opmeer.
Defourny, despite a lap being deleted for exceeding track limits, set the fastest time of the day in the second session, with the Belgian ending with a time of 1:55.324s, 0.055 seconds ahead of Fenestraz, with Shwartzman again up at the sharp end in third.
Daniel Ticktum was the best rookie, with the Red Bull-backed Arden Motorsport driver ending up fourth fastest ahead of fellow Briton Fewtrell of Tech 1 Racing, with AVF by Adrian Vallés’ Henrique Chaves sixth.
Gabriel Aubry, twice a winner last time out in Hungary, was seventh quickest for Tech 1 Racing, while Ye, Peroni and Luis Leeds completed the top ten.
Nurburgring Collective Test 1 Result
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Nurburgring Collective Test 2 Result
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