Tom Dillmann fastest for AVF in post-season F3.5 testing at Aragon

Former Carlin racer Tom Dillmann was fastest for AVF in both sessions on day two of Formula 3.5 V8 testing at Aragon

Tom Dillmann fastest for AVF in post-season F3.5 testing at Aragon

The Frenchman set the fastest lap of 1m40.941s in the morning, before lowering the benchmark on three successive laps in the afternoon to an eventual 1m40.728s.

"I found myself well suited to the car since my first outing in it," said Dillmann, who set pole position at Jerez for this year's final Formula Renault 3.5 round, but ended the season winless.

"The chemistry was there straight away, and we showed that with our laptimes.

"The base set-up was great and we only had to adapt ourselves to the weather conditions, it was a job we accomplished well."

Double 2015 race winner Egor Orudzhev took second on day two, driving for his regular team Arden.

The Russian finished just 0.047s ahead of impressive Formula Renault 2.0 race winner Jake Hughes (Strakka).

The Briton led his compatriot and former Koiranen GP Formula Renault 2.0 team-mate Jack Aitken, who was also running for the Silverstone-based team.

Alfonso Celis Jr, who raced for AVF during 2015, also showed strongly.

The Mexican took third in the morning and ended the day fifth overall, despite an off-track moment.

Louis Deletraz completed the top-six for Fortec, which ran Oliver Rowland to this year's FR3.5 title, ahead of his stablemate at Josef Kaufmann Racing in FR2.0 this year, Kevin Jorg.

Dutchman Daniel de Jong returned to the cockpit following injury in a GP2 race at Spa earlier this year.

He drove a Charouz-run Lotus to assist in reacclimatising to the cockpit after several months of recovery.

MORNING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Tom Dillmann AVF 1m40.941s - 30
2 Jake Hughes Strakka Racing 1m41.548s 0.607s 36
3 Alfonso Celis AVF 1m41.654s 0.713s 28
4 Kevin Jorg Arden Motorsport 1m41.951s 1.010s 30
5 Jack Aitken Strakka Racing 1m41.987s 1.046s 33
6 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport 1m42.147s 1.206s 31
7 Daniel de Jong Lotus 1m42.212s 1.271s 36
8 Yu Kanamaru Pons Racing 1m42.306s 1.365s 30
9 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1m42.324s 1.383s 31
10 Vladimir Atoev Spirit of Race 1m42.400s 1.459s 29
11 Alex Bosak Fortec Motorsports 1m42.717s 1.776s 33
12 Aurelien Panis Tech 1 Racing 1m43.336s 2.395s 19
13 Nikita Zlobin Spirit of Race 1m43.381s 2.440s 36
14 Tatiana Calderon Pons Racing 1m43.510s 2.569s 36
15 Roy Nissany Tech 1 Racing 1m44.061s 3.120s 31
16 Guillaume Cunnington Lotus 1m49.566s 8.625s 20

AFTERNOON TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Tom Dillmann AVF 1m40.728s - 31
2 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport 1m41.101s 0.373s 42
3 Jake Hughes Strakka Racing 1m41.148s 0.420s 32
4 Jack Aitken Strakka Racing 1m41.168s 0.440s 32
5 Alfonso Celis AVF 1m41.244s 0.516s 31
6 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1m41.467s 0.739s 27
7 Kevin Jorg Arden Motorsport 1m41.822s 1.094s 30
8 Aurelien Panis Tech 1 Racing 1m42.018s 1.290s 32
9 Daniel de Jong Lotus 1m42.052s 1.324s 33
10 Yu Kanamaru Pons Racing 1m42.250s 1.522s 29
11 Vladimir Atoev Spirit of Race 1m42.341s 1.613s 24
12 Nikita Zlobin Spirit of Race 1m42.432s 1.704s 32
13 Alex Bosak Fortec Motorsports 1m42.566s 1.838s 29
14 Roy Nissany Tech 1 Racing 1m43.061s 2.333s 27
15 Tatiana Calderon Pons Racing 1m43.217s 2.489s 29
16 Guillaume Cunnington Lotus 1m48.569s 7.841s 34

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