Bandoon leads the second day of FE testing from Mortara – Motorsports

The Belgians continued to improve throughout the three-hour afternoon session, repeatedly regaining the lead on the timing screen, finishing the penultimate day at the top.

Bandoon finished the day fastest by wrapping the circuit Ricardo Tormo in 1’26.045 seconds, a margin of 9/10 above Robin Frijns’ set Monday pace.

Switching to the high power 250kW mode of Mortara rose from the usual previous 235kW limit of attack mode and led him second later in the day-drift of 0.044 seconds.

The factory team and its Venturi Racing customer team quickly rejected the speed turn in the test conditions, but in addition to 1-2 in the free test session, they locked out the top four in the simulation race on Tuesday morning. I did.

2021 rookie star Jake Dennis, who slightly missed his shocking debut title, finished third in Andretti Autosport, just 0.011 seconds behind Mortara.

With a locked-in homologation cycle that regulates the team’s need to take over the same powertrain used in 2021, there were few reliability issues.

The only red flag is the result of two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne making a small spin, and while he was able to continue, several Marshalls were dispatched to clear the gravel as a precautionary measure. rice field.

Defending champion Nyck de Vries was the fourth fastest and consistently one of the front runners.

Pascal Wehrlein led the Porsche Test Fight in 5th place before Jaguar racing driver Mitch Evans and the new Venturi signed Lucas di Grassi.

Andre Lotterer, who stole an early march to lead the session with an effort of 1: 26.732, eventually fell to 10th place, despite cutting three-tenths of his previous flying lap. I did.

DS Techeetah champion Antonio Felix da Costa ran fastest in a truncated morning stint, also compatible with simulation races.

However, he was the latest in the afternoon with a non-typical 1’30.488 lap.

However, the Portuguese completed more tours than anyone else at 52, surpassing the 47 second best tours set by teammate Vergne.

Vergne also supported the order on the 20th, with only Alice Powell splitting the black and gold cars.

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W Series racers subscribed to Frijns all day, but will return to the cockpit for the last six hours of Thursday’s session after Wednesday’s dedicated media timetable.

Indy Lights champion and series rookie Oliver Askew finished 11th in Andretti Autosport, with his debuts Antonio Giovinazzi and Dantictam taking 17th and 19th respectively.

Jobinati’s performance was notable for recording a 15-minute penalty for exceeding the track limit, and Tictam and Dennis were also reprimanded for 5 minutes.

– Motorsports

Bandoon leads the second day of FE testing from Mortara Bandoon leads the second day of FE testing from Mortara

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