Esteban Masson is the fastest in the second collective test of the day at Paul Ricard Circuit, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine sixth round’s venue. The French driver of Saintèloc Racing is the one who obtained the best lap in the evening session with a time of 1’59.782. He secured the top spot in the final stages of the session, besting Sami Meguetounif’s time, the MP Motorsport driver, who finished in second place with a gap of 0.174. Kas Haverkort from Team Van Amersfoort Racing took the third position in the second collective test, with a gap of 0.188.
Tim Tramnitz of R-ace GP had an impressive session, finishing in fourth place, only 0.215 seconds behind Masson. Then the Brazilian driver from Prema Racing, Rafael Camara, secured the fifth position with a gap of 0.266. The Championship leader, Martinius Stenshorne from Norway, representing R-ace GP, came in sixth, 0.283 seconds behind Masson.
Laurens Van Hoepen, the Dutch driver of ART Grand Prix, performed well and secured the seventh position, finishing with a gap of 0.391. Alessandro Giusti from G4 Racing claimed the eighth spot with a gap of 0.529. Unfortunately, the cars of Giusti and Giovanni Maschio, the Italian driver from Monolite Racing, come into contact in the final minutes, resulting in a red flag that ended the session prematurely. The drivers involved are both okay. Emerson Fittipaldi Jr., the Brazilian driver from Saintèloc Racing, finished the session in ninth place with a gap of 0.551, followed by Victor Bernier from MP Motorsport, the French driver who rounded the top 10 with a gap of 0.554.
The action will be back tomorrow, Saturday, July 22nd, when the first qualifying session will take place, starting at 9:36. The drivers will be divided into two groups, with each group having a 15-minute session. In the afternoon, the first race of the weekend, lasting 30 minutes plus one lap, will start at 15:50. On Sunday, July 23rd, the second qualifying session will begin at 9:10, with each group having a 15-minute session. The engines of the Tatuus cars will then roar for the final race of round 6, which will last 30 minutes plus one lap and start at 16:30. Both the qualifying and race sessions will be live-streamed on the official YouTube page @formularegionaleubyalpine.