Red Bull's Ticktum tops day two and final pre-season test overall

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Dan Ticktum emerged with the overall fastest time from the final two-day Formula 3 European Championship pre-season test at Misano

Red Bull's Ticktum tops day two and final pre-season test overall

Macau Grand Prix winner and Red Bull Junior Ticktum set the quickest time on the circuit near Italy's Adriatic coast by 0.083 seconds in his Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen during the three-hour morning session on the second day.

Almost all of the 24 runners set their quickest times over the two days in this session, with Hitech GP-run Alex Palou ending up second in his Mercedes-powered Dallara.

Palou was just a hundredth of a second quicker than no fewer than three rivals, with Prema Powerteam's Guan Yu Zhou being credited with third place, although the Ferrari junior's time was equalled to the thousandth by Carlin's Ferdinand Habsburg.

Ticktum's Motopark team-mate Juri Vips, who was the pacesetter on Monday, was just 0.003s slower than Zhou and Habsburg in fifth, and the Estonian set the quickest time in the two-hour afternoon session to defeat Ticktum by 0.039s.

Another very close batch of drivers in the overall standings was headed by Carlin's Renault F1 protege Sacha Fenestraz in sixth, ahead of Enaam Ahmed (Hitech), Mick Schumacher (Prema), Fabio Scherer (Motopark), Jehan Daruvala (Carlin) and Sebastian Fernandez (Motopark).

Although Fernandez was only 11th quickest, he was a mere 0.170s off Ticktum's day-topping pace after a test that has featured ultra-close times.

Fernandez completed a Motopark 1-2-3 in the afternoon behind Vips and Ticktum, with Ahmed fourth and Daruvala fifth.

Apart from private 'joker day' tests, the Misano running represents the last European F3 activity for exactly one month, until qualifying kicks off for the 2018 season-opening Pau Grand Prix meeting.

Day two morning results

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Dan Ticktum Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m27.099s
2 Alex Palou Hitech Grand Prix Dallara/Mercedes 0.083s
3 Guanyu Zhou PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.096s
4 Ferdinand Habsburg Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.096s
5 Juri Vips Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.099s
6 Sacha Fenestraz Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.126s
7 Enaam Ahmed Hitech Grand Prix Dallara/Mercedes 0.133s
8 Mick Schumacher PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.135s
9 Fabio Scherer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.135s
10 Jehan Daruvala Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.141s
11 Sebastian Fernandez Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.170s
12 Ralf Aron PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.222s
13 Marcus Armstrong PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.262s
14 Robert Shwartzman PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.287s
15 Jonathan Aberdein Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.298s
16 Nikita Troitskiy Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.403s
17 Marino Sato Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.416s
18 Artem Petrov Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.548s
19 Ben Hingeley Hitech Grand Prix Dallara/Mercedes 0.561s
20 Devlin Defrancesco Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.771s
21 Ameya Vaidyanathan Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.872s
22 Julian Hanses ma-con Dallara/Volkswagen 0.940s
23 Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.244s
24 Sophia Florsch Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.287s

Day two afternoon results

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Juri Vips Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m27.249s
2 Dan Ticktum Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.039s
3 Sebastian Fernandez Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.213s
4 Enaam Ahmed Hitech Grand Prix Dallara/Mercedes 0.330s
5 Jehan Daruvala Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.406s
6 Ralf Aron PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.423s
7 Marino Sato Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.441s
8 Guanyu Zhou PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.469s
9 Ferdinand Habsburg Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.475s
10 Fabio Scherer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.518s
11 Artem Petrov Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.542s
12 Robert Shwartzman PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.552s
13 Sacha Fenestraz Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.573s
14 Nikita Troitskiy Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.597s
15 Marcus Armstrong PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.622s
16 Devlin Defrancesco Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.632s
17 Jonathan Aberdein Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.639s
18 Mick Schumacher PREMA Theodore Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.674s
19 Alex Palou Hitech Grand Prix Dallara/Mercedes 0.684s
20 Ben Hingeley Hitech Grand Prix Dallara/Mercedes 0.684s
21 Sophia Florsch Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 0.908s
22 Julian Hanses ma-con Dallara/Volkswagen 1.159s
23 Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.388s
24 Ameya Vaidyanathan Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.454s

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