Nurburgring Auto GP: Kevin Giovesi quickest in practice
Kevin Giovesi topped Auto GP practice at the Nurburgring after recording the fastest time for FMS Racing at the end of a soggy morning session
The session was almost free of incident despite taking place in on-off rain, which ultimately meant that the damp track conditions did not change much during the 45 minutes.
Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK) held fastest time for much of the session with his lap of 1m32.951s, before points leader Kimiya Sato took three tenths off that with eleven minutes to go.
Sato remained at the top of the timing screens until Giovesi put in his lap at the very end of the session, going two tenths quicker than the Japanese Euronova Racing driver a couple of minutes before the chequered flag.
Sato has a healthy points lead over Kiss and could potentially seal the championship this weekend. Kiss ended up third quickest behind Giovesi and Sato, and ahead of local favourite Markus Pommer.
Francesco Dracone, who returns to Super Nova International this weekend, was 10th fastest.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Kevin Giovesi FMS 1m32.486s 24 2. Kimiya Sato Euronova 1m32.636s +0.150s 24 3. Tamas Pal Kiss Virtuosi UK 1m32.951s +0.465s 19 4. Markus Pommer Super Nova 1m33.097s +0.611s 12 5. Michela Cerruti Super Nova 1m34.271s +1.785s 23 6. Yoshitaka Kuroda Euronova 1m34.488s +2.002s 25 7. Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza 1m34.712s +2.226s 26 8. Michele La Rosa MLR 71 by Euronova 1m35.089s +2.603s 24 9. Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK 1m35.400s +2.914s 25 10. Francesco Dracone Super Nova 1m35.721s +3.235s 21 11. Salvatore de Plano FMS 1m44.517s +12.031s 18
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