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Patrik Pasma Ends Fastest on Opening Day of FRECA’s Test in Barcelona

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Credit: Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine

Patrik Pasma ended the opening day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the fastest time, with the KIC Motorsport driver ending less than half a tenth of a second ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Grégoire Saucy.

Pasma, continuing with KIC Motorsport after taking multiple wins in Formula Regional European Championship in 2020, left it late to set a best time of 1:40.567 in the afternoon session in Spain to lead the way on day one of the second two-day test of 2021.

Just 0.046 seconds behind was ART’s Saucy, with Arden’s Alex Quinn third fastest on the day, just one-tenth of a second adrift, while Paul Aron was Prema Powerteam’s best placed driver in fourth, with his time of 1:40.748 set in the morning session.  He failed to improve in the afternoon, with five of the top six times being set in the second session.

R-ace GP’s Hadrien David, who was fastest on both days of last week’s first test at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, ended fifth fastest, while team-mate Isack Hadjar set a time identical to his fellow Frenchman.

MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto, another driver not to improve in the afternoon, was seventh ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Gabriele Mini, while Van Amersfoort Racing’s Francesco Pizzi and Arden’s William Alatalo rounded out the top ten.

Thomas ten Brinke, the third of the ART Grand Prix drivers, missed out on the top ten by 0.066 seconds, with Prema’s Dino Beganovic and R-ace GP’s Zane Maloney twelfth and thirteenth.  Elias Seppänen ended fourteenth despite causing a late red flag, while David Vidales was fifteenth in the third Prema machine.

Thirty-two cars took the track, including Bélen Garcia of G4 Racing, but Léna Bühler was not one of them as she continues to recover from the injury that she suffered last week at Imola.

POSDriverNATTeamTimeGapLaps
1Patrik Pasma FINKIC Motorsport1m40.56763
2Grégoire Saucy SWIART Grand Prix1m40.613+0.046s64
3Alex Quinn GBRArden1m40.667+0.100s63
4Paul Aron ESTPrema1m40.748+0.181s68
5Hadrien David FRAR-ace GP1m40.930+0.363s65
6Isack Hadjar FRAR-ace GP1m40.930+0.363s65
7Franco Colapinto ARGMP Motorsport1m41.179+0.612s67
8Gabriele Mini ITAART Grand Prix1m41.208+0.641s82
9Francesco Pizzi ITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m41.264+0.697s73
10William Alatalo FINArden1m41.274+0.707s61
11Thomas ten Brinke NEDART Grand Prix1m41.340+0.773s74
12Dino Beganovic SWEPrema1m41.392+0.825s69
13Zane Maloney BARR-ace GP1m41.416+0.849s64
14Elias Seppänen FINKIC Motorsport1m41.416+0.849s55
15David Vidales ESPPrema1m41.466+0.899s67
16Kas Haverkort NEDMP Motorsport1m41.483+0.916s74
17Nicola Marinangeli ITAArden1m41.648+1.081s62
18Lorenzo Fluxá ESPVan Amersfoort Racing1m41.734+1.167s75
19Eduardo Barrichello BRZJD Motorsport1m41.842+1.275s72
20Andrea Rosso ITAFA Racing1m41.844+1.277s71
21Pietro Delli Guanti ITAMonolite Racing1m41.915+1.348s108
22Oliver Goethe DENMP Motorsport1m41.990+1.423s68
23Mari Boya ESPFA Racing1m42.009+1.442s67
24Alexandre Bardinon FRAFA Racing1m42.030+1.463s72
25Brad Benavides USADR Formula1m42.688+2.121s63
26Emidio Pesce ITADR Formula1m42.738+2.171s67
27Gabriel Bortoleto BRZDR Formula1m42.816+2.249s63
28Tommy Smith AUSJD Motorsport1m42.940+2.373s79
29Jasin Ferati SWIMonolite Racing1m42.987+2.420s79
30Nico Göhler GERKIC Motorsport1m43.012+2.445s64
31Axel Gnos SWIG4 Racing1m43.048+2.481s49
32Belen Garcia ESPG4 Racing1m43.653+3.086s51
33Léna Bühler SWIR-ace GPno time0
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