Norisring W Series: Gosia Rdest fastest in Friday practice

Gosia Rdest topped Friday running for the fourth round of the inaugural W Series season at the Norisring

Norisring W Series: Gosia Rdest fastest in Friday practice

Rdest set a time of 50.983s in the closing minutes of the second free practice session to claim the top spot, fractionally faster than Beitske Visser - who ended the session in second with a time of 50.994s. They were the only drivers in the field to set a lap faster within the 50s mark.

The session had been briefly interrupted by a red flag period when Miki Koyama stopped on track on the exit of the sharp right-hand corner.

Rdest and Visser's late times demoted Misano polesitter and Norisring practice one leader Fabienne Wohlwend to third, though she had been fastest in the final quarter of the session and had looked set to take a clean sweep of Friday running.

Jessica Hawkins ended the session in fourth, ahead of Emma Kimilainen - who makes her W Series return this weekend after having missed both the Zolder and Misano rounds due to an injury from her opening-lap Hockenheim clash with Megan Gilkes.

Championship leader Jamie Chadwick and Williams Formula 1 development driver ended second practice in sixth but had been just behind Wohlwend in second during the morning session.

Reserve driver Vivien Keszthelyi was seventh, just ahead of Gilkes and Marta Garcia.

Alice Powell completed the top 10, despite having been taken to hospital on Friday morning after a crash with Esmee Hawkey in first practice.

Powell had been assessed in a local hospital for an injury to her wrist but was nonetheless cleared to continue participating in the weekend, while Hawkey was forced to sit out of the session due to the chassis damage she sustained.

Practice one times

Pos Driver Time Gap
1 Fabienne Wohlwend 51.728s -
2 Jamie Chadwick 51.857s 0.129s
3 Sabre Cook 51.869s 0.141s
4 Tasmin Pepper 51.870s 0.142s
5 Jessica Hawkins 51.960s 0.232s
6 Beitske Visser 51.961s 0.233s
7 Gosia Rdest 51.981s 0.253s
8 Emma Kimilainen 52.026s 0.298s
9 Sarah Moore 52.138s 0.410s
10 Vicky Piria 52.146s 0.418s
11 Alice Powell 52.237s 0.509s
12 Esmee Hawkey 52.253s 0.525s
13 Marta Garcia 52.484s 0.756s
14 Miki Koyama 52.485s 0.757s
15 Vivien Keszthelyi 52.520s 0.792s
16 Sarah Bovy 52.694s 0.966s
17 Megan Gilkes 52.927s 1.199s
18 Shea Holbrook 53.041s 1.313s
19 Caitlin Wood 53.544s 1.816s
20 Naomi Schiff 53.769s 2.041s

Practice two times

Pos Driver Time Gap
1 Gosia Rdest 50.983s -
2 Beitske Visser 50.994s 0.011s
3 Fabienne Wohlwend 51.073s 0.090s
4 Jessica Hawkins 51.107s 0.124s
5 Emma Kimilainen 51.182s 0.199s
6 Jamie Chadwick 51.198s 0.215s
7 Vivien Keszthelyi 51.278s 0.295s
8 Megan Gilkes 51.294s 0.311s
9 Marta Garcia 51.362s 0.379s
10 Alice Powell 51.396s 0.413s
11 Sarah Bovy 51.431s 0.448s
12 Tasmin Pepper 51.495s 0.512s
13 Shea Holbrook 51.701s 0.718s
14 Sarah Moore 51.712s 0.729s
15 Caitlin Wood 51.720s 0.737s
16 Miki Koyama 51.737s 0.754s
17 Sabre Cook 51.794s 0.811s
18 Vicky Piria 51.827s 0.844s
19 Naomi Schiff 51.932s 0.949s


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