Gabriele Minì set the fastest time in Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine two day testing on the Montmeló circuit, in Spain. The ART Grand Prix driver led the charts in both days. The 17-year-old Italian emerged in yesterday’s first session with the best time of 1m40.497s. Minì secured the fastest lap also in today’s first session with 1m40.503s.
Van Amersfoort Racing‘s Kas Haverkort finished second, 0.167s away from Minì. The Dutch set his quickest lap of 1m40.664 this morning in dry condition, after a light rain hit the track in the early stages.
Matias Zagazeta (G4 Racing) topped the last session on day 2, to finish third in the combined classification and first of the rookies. Peruvian racer lapped in 1m40.674s, just 0.074s clear of Paul Aron in fourth. The Estonian of team Prema Racing finished ahead of his team mate Dino Beganovic to round out the top 5.
Trident‘s Tim Tramnitz set this morning his personal best time of 1m40.890s, that was enough to put the young German on sixth of the pile, ahead of Arden‘s Eduardo Barrichello (1m40.952s).
Frenchman Sami Meguetounif (MP Motorsport) set the eight overall time of 1m41.000s this morning. After leading the last session in the opening hour, Sebastian Montoya (Prema) finished ninth with 1m41.019s. R-ace GP completed the top 10 courtesy of the other Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto who claimed his best lap of 1m41.026s yesterday morning.
In today’s last session, the drivers also tested for the first time the Push-to-Pass system that allows to trigger additional engine performance for a period of time when activated by a button.
The field will be back in action at Circuit Paul Ricard next week (29-30 March) for two more test days.