Imola day 2: Friesacher strikes back

Red Bull Junior Team's Patrick Friesacher hit the top of the Formula 3000 testing times on the second day of running at Imola today (Friday)

Imola day 2: Friesacher strikes back

The Austrian lapped his Zytek-powered Lola in 1m35.545s, half a second clear of yesterday's pacesetter Bjorn Wirdheim (Arden). Vitantonio Liuzzi was third quickest in the second Red Bull machine.

Ricardo Sperafico was fourth fastest for Coloni, ahead of the impressive Nicolas Minassian with the new Brand Motorsport team. His team-mate, German F3 champion Gary Paffett, was eighth fastest, just behind Champ Car refugee Townsend Bell (Arden).


1 Patrick Friesacher Red Bull 1m35.545s
2 Bjorn Wirdheim Arden 1m36.048s
3 Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull 1m36.530s
4 Ricardo Sperafico Coloni 1m36.727s
5 Nicolas Minassian Brand 1m37.092s
6 Enrico Toccacelo Super Nova 1m37.242s
7 Townsend Bell Arden 1m37.349s
8 Gary Paffett Brand 1m37.403s
9 Tony Schmidt Astromega 1m37.478s
10 Raffaele Gianmaria Durango 1m37.503s
11 Nicolas Kiesa Den Bla Avis 1m37.517s
12 Jaime Melo Durango 1m37.787s
13 Jaroslav Janis PSM-Charouz 1m38.740s
14 Yannick Schroeder PSM-Charouz 1m39.138s
15 Marcel Costa BCN 1m40.372s
16 Angel Burgeno BCN 1m50.038s
17 Kevin Nadin BCN 2m10.166s







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