The first session of collective tests at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza was held this morning with a wet track, after the rain of the night and the first part of the day. French driver Sami Meguetounif, racing for MP Motorsport, set the fastest lap of the session with a time of 1’53.036. Very close to his best time were Roman Bilinksi, the Polish driver from Trident, with a mere 0.049-second gap, and his MP Motorsport teammate, Victor Bernier, with a 0.063-second gap. The time gaps then started to increase, with the fourth-fastest time recorded by Mexican RMP driver Santiago Ramos, who had a gap of 0.653, followed by Paraguayan Arden Motorsport driver Joshua Duerksen at 0.684. Closing out the first collective test of the weekend in sixth place was Macéo Capietto, a French driver for RPM, with a gap of 1.609, followed on the stopwatch by Arden’s British driver, Tom Lebbon, at 1.130. The wet track presented various challenges during the session, which also required a brief interruption with the display of the red flag.
The complete results of the session that opened the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine eighth round are available here.
Today, Friday September 15, ancother collective test sessions of 50 minutes each starting at 14:40. On Saturday, September 16, it will be time for qualifying, with Group A on the track from 9:20 to 9:35, followed by Group B from 9:45 to 10.00. Race 1 will kick off in the afternoon, lasting 30 minutes plus 1 lap, starting at 15:45. On Sunday, September 17, there will be another qualifying session, this time with the group order reversed. Group B will be the first on the track from 8:30 to 8:45, followed by Group A from 8:50 to 9:05. The last race of the weekend will start at 14:15, again lasting 30 minutes plus 1 lap.
Both the qualifying and race sessions will be live-streamed on the official YouTube page @formularegionaleubyalpine.