Monras quickest at Magny-Cours test

Miki Monras set the pace in official Formula 2 testing at Magny-Cours on Wednesday

Monras quickest at Magny-Cours test

The Spaniard, who already has a win to his name this season from the Silverstone season-opener, lapped the former French Grand Prix venue in 1m30.841s to put his name on top of the timesheets.

His best time came in the first of four sessions, which was held in perfect racing conditions during the morning. He did not get within a second of that pace again during the day.

"Today went really well and because we were able to set such a good time in the first session, we were able to save putting on fresh tyres in the final stint," said Monras.

"The cooler track temperatures in the morning helped us post quick times together with the fact that I have raced here before in Formula Renault."

Christopher Zanella wound up just 0.005 slower by the end of the day, the Swiss driver setting the pace in the last session, during which the use of the series' overboost facility was permitted.

Benjamin Lariche and Mihai Marinescu were next up, ahead of Alex Brundle, Ramon Pineiro, Johannes Theobald and Jack Clarke.

Will Bratt and Tobias Hegewald were the fastest drivers in sessions two and three respectively, but only managed ninth and 10th overall while series newcomer Jon Lancaster was 11th and points leader Mirko Bortolotti 13th.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Miki Monras 1m30.841s 2. Christopher Zanella 1m30.846s + 0.005 3. Benjamin Lariche 1m31.059s + 0.218 4. Mihai Marinescu 1m31.129s + 0.288 5. Alex Brundle 1m31.284s + 0.443 6. Ramon Piñeiro 1m31.397s + 0.556 7. Johannes Theobald 1m31.402s + 0.561 8. Jack Clarke 1m31.472s + 0.631 9. Will Bratt 1m31.490s + 0.649 10. Tobias Hegewald 1m31.787s + 0.946 11. Jon Lancaster 1m31.988s + 1.147 12. Mikkel Mac 1m32.018s + 1.177 13. Mirko Bortolotti 1m32.147s + 1.306 14. Armaan Ebrahim 1m32.280s + 1.439 15. Kelvin Snoeks 1m32.463s + 1.622 16. Maxim Snegirev 1m32.718s + 1.877 17. Jose Luis Abadin 1m32.822s + 1.981 18. Natalia Kowalska 1m32.835s + 1.994 19. Plamen Kralev 1m33.435s + 2.594 20. James Cole 1m33.528s + 2.687 21. Sunghak Mun 1m33.573s + 2.732 
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