Logan Sargeant set the fastest time of the day as the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series resumed after its summer break on Friday at the Hungaroring, while championship leader Yifei Ye topped the second session later in the day.
Sargeant led the way for R-ace GP in the first session by 0.040 seconds from JD Motorsport’s Lorenzo Colombo, with MP Motorsport’s Christian Lundgaard also within a tenth of a second, with R-ace GP’s Max Fewtrell in fourth.
Frank Bird was an excellent fifth for Tech 1 Racing, 0.134 seconds off the pace, with championship leader Ye sixth for Josef Kaufmann Racing, a further 0.026 seconds behind the British racer.
Victor Martins ended the session in seventh for R-ace GP ahead of AVF by Adrian Valles’ Eliseo Martinez, who is still seeking his first points of the season after having a best finish of eleventh in the opening twelve races of the campaign, which came in just the fourth race of the season at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Australian duo Alex Peroni and Oscar Piastri rounded out the top ten for MP Motorsport and Arden Motorsport respectively, with Tech 1 Racing’s Aleksandr Smolyar eleventh ahead of Fortec Motorsport’s Arthur Rougier.
The Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup racers are also in attendance this weekend, with Gabriel Gandulia the best placed of the trio in twenty-fourth for R-ace GP, with Anders Motorsport duo Phil Hill and Doureid Ghattas twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh respectively of the twenty-eight-car field.
The second, albeit slower, session saw Ye hit the top with a time of 1:41.240, with Martins and his R-ace GP team-mate Charles Milesi second and third, the duo ahead of Lorenzo and Piastri.
Sargeant was sixth ahead of Fewtrell and Bird, with Clement Novalak, returning to the championship after missing the last round at Spa-Francorchamps due to injury ninth for Josef Kaufmann Racing ahead of Rougier, Tech 1 Racing’s Neil Verhagen and Fortec Motorsport’s Vladimir Tziortzis.
Gandulia was again the best of the Northern European Cup racers in twenty-second, with Hill and Ghattas again twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh. The fourth full-time NEC racer Sharon Scolari and her ScoRace Team were absent from the running.