Assen W Series: Kimilainen fastest overall as Moore heads FP2 order

Emma Kimilainen set the best time of the day in W Series practice at Assen, as Sarah Moore ended FP2 fastest

Assen W Series: Kimilainen fastest overall as Moore heads FP2 order

Moore set a time of 1m34.247s in the closing minutes of the late afternoon session, marking the first time she has been fastest in any W Series session this year - although that effort was not fast enough to beat Kimilainen's morning time of 1m34.195s.

Kimilainen had also set the initial pace in the second session, but was quickly deposed as a flurry of improvements from drivers including Norisring winner Marta Garcia, Gosia Rdest and Vicky Piria came in.

Alice Powell then set a benchmark time of 1m34.896s and occupied the top spot on the timesheets for the majority of the 45 minutes, before she was eclipsed once by Piria, who in turn was beaten by Moore.

Points leader Jamie Chadwick ended the second session in third place to improve on her morning performance of sixth, ultimately beating Powell who was fourth.

Jessica Hawkins continued to impress and ended the day in fifth, although she had been second in the morning session.

Kimilainen, who was unchallenged throughout the morning session, ended her Friday with a time fast enough for sixth.

Rdest was seventh, ahead of Miki Koyama in eighth and Misano podium finisher Fabienne Wohlwend in ninth.

The top 10 was completed by Tasmin Pepper.

Title challenger Beitske Visser dropped back through the order in the second session, having set a time fast enough for fourth in the morning session, and was 12th.

Despite initially having the pace to challenge for the fastest time, Garcia was 14th - dropping a further two spots back from her earlier placing of 12th.

Megan Gilkes, who was dropped back from a full-time role to a reserve position last time out at the Norisring, is back on the grid and will contest this weekend as normal. She finished 17th in FP1 and last in FP2.

Official reserve drivers Vivien Keszthelyi and Sarah Bovy also participated in both practice sessions, with Bovy's best lap time coming in FP2 with 17th and Keszthelyi finishing 19th in both.

FP1 times

Pos Driver Gap Laps
1 Emma Kimilainen 1m34.195s 20
2 Jessica Hawkins 0.288s 21
3 Sarah Moore 0.358s 23
4 Beitske Visser 0.460s 21
5 Alice Powell 0.600s 22
6 Jamie Chadwick 0.644s 21
7 Fabienne Wohlwend 0.681s 22
8 Vicky Piria 0.726s 21
9 Tasmin Pepper 1.021s 21
10 Esmee Hawkey 1.142s 21
11 Gosia Rdest 1.152s 21
12 Marta Garcia 1.363s 22
13 Caitlin Wood 1.441s 19
14 Naomi Schiff 1.644s 22
15 Sabre Cook 1.895s 19
16 Miki Koyama 1.927s 21
17 Megan Gilkes 1.985s 21
18 Sarah Bovy 2.328s 20
19 Vivien Keszthelyi 2.775s 20
20 Shea Holbrook 2.973s 22

FP2 times

Pos Driver Gap Laps
1 Sarah Moore 1m34.247s 24
2 Vicky Piria 0.237s 20
3 Jamie Chadwick 0.473s 24
4 Alice Powell 0.649s 22
5 Jessica Hawkins 0.755s 22
6 Emma Kimilainen 0.827s 21
7 Gosia Rdest 0.857s 22
8 Miki Koyama 0.896s 22
9 Fabienne Wohlwend 1.047s 21
10 Tasmin Pepper 1.085s 22
11 Esmee Hawkey 1.138s 22
12 Beitske Visser 1.144s 22
13 Caitlin Wood 1.147s 24
14 Marta Garcia 1.364s 20
15 Naomi Schiff 1.609s 23
16 Sabre Cook 1.721s 21
17 Sarah Bovy 1.796s 20
18 Shea Holbrook 1.866s 22
19 Vivien Keszthelyi 2.226s 22
20 Megan Gilkes 2.538s 21


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