Misano W Series: Koyama and Visser top Friday practice sessions

Miki Koyama ended the first day of W Series running at Misano fastest, having topped the second practice session with a time of 1m34.633s

Misano W Series: Koyama and Visser top Friday practice sessions

Koyama was the first driver to dip below the 1m34s mark, setting her time in the last 13 minutes of the Friday afternoon session and just beating championship leader Jamie Chadwick.

That performance came after Koyama had missed much of the morning session due to an electronics problem.

Chadwick stole the second fastest time of the day from Jessica Hawkins in the closing moments of the afternoon, two tenths slower than Koyama with a time of 1m34.816s.

Hawkins continued an impressive showing so far, coming third in both sessions.

Vicky Piria was fourth in practice for her home race with a time of 1m35.025s as less than a second separated from Piria to Gosia Rdest in 13th.

Zolder winner and Misano practice one pacesetter Beitske Visser - who had initially set the afternoon pace too with a benchmark time of 1m35.057s in the first 15 minutes - was fifth.

After that lap, she was confined to the garage with the engine cover removed from her car for the remainder of the session. Visser reported that her problem was also electronics related.

Fabienne Wohlwend and Alice Powell were sixth and seventh respectively, Powell having set a time fast enough for second in the morning session.

Sarah Moore, Tasmin Pepper and Naomi Schiff completed the top 10.

Marta Garcia, who arrives in Italy fourth in the championship, was fifth in the morning but lost running in the afternoon because gravel had got into her car's engine and damaged the oil pump belt.

The second practice session was delayed by 50 minutes due to the screws in the kerbs at Turns 6 and 16 coming loose, with the kerbs ultimately being removed entirely so that running could resume.

Practice one times

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Beitske Visser 1m35.193s - 20
2 Alice Powell 1m35.299s 0.106s 20
3 Jessica Hawkins 1m35.365s 0.172s 18
4 Jamie Chadwick 1m35.409s 0.216s 20
5 Marta Garcia 1m35.413s 0.220s 20
6 Esmee Hawkey 1m35.447s 0.254s 19
7 Vicky Piria 1m35.512s 0.319s 20
8 Naomi Schiff 1m35.896s 0.703s 19
9 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m35.913s 0.720s 20
10 Tasmin Pepper 1m35.918s 0.725s 20
11 Sarah Moore 1m35.949s 0.756s 20
12 Vivien Keszthelyi 1m36.141s 0.948s 20
13 Caitlin Wood 1m36.294s 1.101s 19
14 Sabre Cook 1m36.447s 1.254s 19
15 Gosia Rdest 1m36.600s 1.407s 18
16 Miki Koyama 1m36.642s 1.449s 7
17 Sarah Bovy 1m36.699s 1.506s 21
18 Megan Gilkes 1m37.359s 2.166s 19
19 Shea Holbrook 1m37.674s 2.481s 17

Practice two times

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Miki Koyama 1m34.663s - 18
2 Jamie Chadwick 1m34.816s 0.153s 20
3 Jessica Hawkins 1m34.907s 0.244s 19
4 Vicky Piria 1m35.025s 0.362s 17
5 Beitske Visser 1m35.057s 0.394s 8
6 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m35.231s 0.568s 19
7 Alice Powell 1m35.248s 0.585s 18
8 Sarah Moore 1m35.329s 0.666s 21
9 Tasmin Pepper 1m35.346s 0.683s 20
10 Naomi Schiff 1m35.653s 0.990s 18
11 Caitlin Wood 1m35.764s 1.101s 19
12 Esmee Hawkey 1m35.857s 1.194s 20
13 Gosia Rdest 1m35.866s 1.203s 20
14 Sarah Bovy 1m36.210s 1.547s 19
15 Sabre Cook 1m36.426s 1.763s 20
16 Vivien Keszthelyi 1m36.615s 1.952s 16
17 Shea Holbrook 1m36.686s 2.023s 20
18 Megan Gilkes 1m37.472s 2.809s 12
19 Marta Garcia 1m39.027s 4.364s 3


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