Formula Regional European Championship

Isack Hadjar Ends Final Day of FRECA Pre-Season Testing Quickest at Paul Ricard

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Credit: Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine

For the second consecutive day, R-ace GP’s Isack Hadjar led the way in testing at the Circuit Paul Ricard, but unlike on Tuesday, the Frenchman had the position all to himself.

Hadjar and ART Grand Prix’s Grégoire Saucy had set identical times during Tuesday’s opening day of the final pre-season test in France before the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season gets underway next month.

Wednesday’s running saw French Formula 4 graduate Hadjar top the times with a best lap of 1:57.591, with Saucy only 0.011 seconds back in second place.  R-ace GP had a great day, with Hadrien David and Zane Maloney ending third and fourth fastest respectively, with three-tenths of a second between the top four drivers.

Arden duo William Alatalo and Alex Quinn were fifth and sixth and find themselves in a good place heading into the start of the season.  Likewise, Oliver Gøthe of MP Motorsport and Andrea Rosso of FA Racing enjoyed positive days to end seventh and eighth ahead of ART Grand Prix’ Thomas Ten Brinke and MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto.

Gabriele Mini, the 2020 Italian Formula 4 champion, was just outside the top ten in eleventh ahead of Monolite Racing’s Pietro Delli Guanti, with KIC Motorsport’s Patrik Pasma thirteenth.  Prema Powerteam again missed out on the top ten, with David Vidales their leading contender in fourteenth, with team-mates Paul Aron and Dino Beganovic seventeenth and twentieth respectively.

Fifteenth went the way of Dutchman Kas Haverkort of MP Motorsport ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Francesco Pizzi, while KIC Motorsport’s Elias Seppänen and R-ace GP’s Beitske Visser, again stepping in for the injured Léna Bühler, ended eighteenth and nineteenth.

After missing out on day one due to illness, Jasin Ferati was back in the driving seat with Monolite Racing, although the young Swiss racer ended slowest of the thirty-two drivers on show.  Mari Boya was again absent, with the Spaniard’s place at FA Racing remaining uncertain heading into the season.

The next time the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine drivers will be on show will be when racing gets underway next month at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari as the series supports the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

1Isack HadjarFRAR-ace GP1m57.59170
2Grégoire SaucyCHEART Grand Prix1m57.602+0.011s60
3Hadrien DavidFRAR-ace GP1m57.763+0.172s58
4Zane MaloneyBARR-ace GP1m57.893+0.302s77
5William AlataloFINArden1m57.910+0.319s57
6Alex QuinnGBRArden1m58.042+0.451s80
7Oliver GøtheDENMP Motorsport1m58.071+0.480s51
8Andrea RossoITAFA Racing1m58.079+0.488s60
9Thomas ten BrinkeNEDART Grand Prix1m58.086+0.495s59
10Franco ColapintoARGMP Motorsport1m58.126+0.535s51
11Gabriele MiniITAART Grand Prix1m58.149+0.558s53
12Pietro Delli GuantiITAMonolite Racing1m58.194+0.603s74
13Patrik PasmaFINKIC Motorsport1m58.195+0.604s45
14David VidalesESPPrema1m58.287+0.696s58
15Kas HaverkortNEDMP Motorsport1m58.347+0.756s48
16Francesco PizziITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m58.487+0.896s55
17Paul AronESTPrema1m58.539+0.948s58
18Elias SeppänenFINKIC Motorsport1m58.553+0.962s54
19Beitske VisserNEDR-ace GP1m58.676+1.085s70
20Dino BeganovicSWEPrema1m58.898+1.307s62
21Lorenzo FluxáESPVan Amersfoort Racing1m58.942+1.351s67
22Eduardo BarrichelloBRZJD Motorsport1m58.997+1.406s54
23Axel GnosCHEG4 Racing1m59.145+1.554s54
24Nico GöhlerGERKIC Motorsport1m59.178+1.587s56
25Nicola MarinangeliITAArden1m59.188+1.597s71
26Alexandre BardinonFRAFA Racing1m59.208+1.617s58
27Tommy SmithAUSJD Motorsport1m59.255+1.664s51
28Gabriel BortoletoBRZDR Formula1m59.274+1.683s31
29Bélen GarciaESPG4 Racing1m59.550+1.959s54
30Brad BenavidesUSADR Formula1m59.627+2.036s62
31Emidio PesceITADR Formula1m59.753+2.162s52
32Jasin FeratiCHEMonolite Racing1m59.925+2.334s45

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