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Hungaroring Auto GP: Ghirelli fastest on Auto GP return

Auto GP champion Vittorio Ghirelli announced his return to the series with the fastest time in Friday practice at the Hungaroring.

The Italian is racing in Indy Lights this season, but has rejoined his Auto GP squad Super Nova to race its third car in Hungary this weekend.

Ghirelli played himself back in with fourth in the morning session, which was topped by his team-mate Markus Pommer.

The Super Nova duo then swapped the top spot in afternoon practice, with Ghirelli coming out fastest on a 1m34.436s.

Euronova driver Kimiya Sato then got between the two Super Nova cars to take second, 0.253 seconds down on Ghirelli.

Gianluca Roda and crowd favourite Tamas Pal Kiss completed the top five. The latter had been second fastest on home turf in the morning, between Pommer and Sato.

Practice 1

Pos Driver              Team        Time       Gap     Laps
 1. Markus Pommer       Super Nova  1m35.755s           13
 2. Tamas Pal Kiss      Zele        1m35.865s  +0.110s  15
 3. Kimiya Sato         Euronova    1m36.269s  +0.514s  12
 4. Vittorio Ghirelli   Super Nova  1m36.402s  +0.647s  15
 5. Michela Cerruti     Super Nova  1m37.064s  +1.309s  14
 6. Andrea Roda         Virtuosi    1m37.137s  +1.382s  14
 7. Loris Spinelli      Eurotech    1m37.937s  +2.182s  14
 8. Kevin Giovesi       Eurotech    1m38.046s  +2.291s   9
 9. Yoshitaka Kuroda    Zele        1m38.558s  +2.803s  14
10. Michele La Rosa     MLR 71      1m38.705s  +2.950s  11
11. Giuseppe Cipriani   Ibiza       1m38.735s  +2.980s  15

Practice 2

Pos Driver              Team        Time       Gap     Laps
 1. Vittorio Ghirelli   Super Nova  1m34.436s           14
 2. Kimiya Sato         Euronov     1m34.689s  +0.253s  15
 3. Markus Pommer       Super Nova  1m34.816s  +0.380s  14
 4. Andrea Roda         Virtuosi    1m34.898s  +0.462s  16
 5. Tamas Pal Kiss      Zele        1m35.058s  +0.622s  13
 6. Michela Cerruti     Super Nova  1m35.569s  +1.133s  14
 7. Yoshitaka Kuroda    Zele        1m35.966s  +1.530s  14
 8. Loris Spinelli      Eurotech    1m36.380s  +1.944s  12
 9. Kevin Giovesi       Eurotech    1m36.606s  +2.170s  11
10. Giuseppe Cipriani   Ibiza       1m36.888s  +2.452s  16
11. Michele La Rosa     MLR 71      1m37.409s  +2.973s  14
12. Sam Dejonghe        Virtuosi    1m37.793s  +3.357s   4

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