Monras quickest in Snetterton test

Spanish driver Miki Monras topped the final day of pre-season Formula 2 testing at Snetterton on Wednesday

Monras quickest in Snetterton test

The GP3 graduate was over four tenths of a second quicker than Will Bratt, who had a promising outing after testing F2 machinery for the first time since the end of last season.

Monras took advantage of the heavy rain that hit the afternoon session to stay clear of his rivals.

"We have done two days of testing and they have been very positive - second in Silverstone, first here and also in the wet we had a good feeling," said Monras. "I hope we can still keep this pace at the first race; that's the goal and what we fight for."

Tobias Hegewald, another man switcing from GP3 to F2, was third fastest, with Alex Brundle in fourth and Jack Clarke completing the top five.

The test marked F2's debut at the revised Snetterton 300 circuit

Session times:

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Miki Monras 1:37.211s 2. Will Bratt 1:37.612s + 0.401s 3. Tobias Hegewald 1:37.655s + 0.444s 4. Alex Brundle 1:37.752s + 0.541s 5. Jack Clarke 1:38.225s + 1.014s 6. Mirko Bortolotti 1:38.285s + 1.074s 7. Ramon Pineiro 1:38.310s + 1.099s 8. Mihai Marinescu 1:38.352s + 1.141s 9. Benjamin Lariche 1:38.654s + 1.443s 10. Kelvin Snoeks 1:38.655s + 1.444s 11. Maxim Snegirev 1:38.753s + 1.542s 12. Mikkel Mac 1:39.086s + 1.875s 13. Christopher Zanella 1:39.244s + 2.033s 14. Thiemo Storz 1:39.384s + 2.173s 15. Armaan Ebrahim 1:39.401s + 2.190s 16. Sunghak Mun 1:39.489s + 2.278s 17. Daniel Cammish 1:39.729s + 2.518s 18. James Cole 1:39.767s + 2.556s 19. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1:39.990s + 2.779s 20. Natalia Kowalska 1:40.264s + 3.053s 21. Jose Luis Abadin 1:40.737s + 3.526s 22. Plamen Kralev 1:41.382s + 4.171s 23. Alexey Karachev 1:42.268s + 5.057s 
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