Zolder W Series: Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick lead practice

Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick topped a Friday practice session each ahead of the second W Series weekend at Zolder

Zolder W Series: Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick lead practice

Chadwick followed up her Hockenheim win by going fastest in the first session, which proved to be the quicker of the two.

She and Visser then traded times for top spot throughout the first half of practice two, with Visser's best time of 1m29.490s enough to keep her at the head of the field by a margin of 0.342 seconds.

Hockenheim podium finisher Marta Garcia ended her practice running in third place, improving on the morning session where she was sixth.

Garcia led Tasmin Pepper, who enjoyed a strong end to the day having only been 18th in the first session.

Emma Kimilainen, who suffered a DNF at the first round at Hockenheim after a first-lap collision with Megan Gilkes, ended the day in fifth ahead of Fabienne Wohlwend in sixth.

The second half of the second free practice session was affected by rain, with almost all drivers remaining in the pitlane in the closing minutes of the session - with the exception of Gosia Rdest, who was seventh.

Sabre Cook went eighth fastest, with British drivers Esmee Hawkey and Sarah Moore completing the top 10.

Former GP3 driver Vicky Piria was 11th, recovering after having caused a brief red flag period in the earlier session with a run into the gravel trap.

Alice Powell, who was second at Hockenheim and was briefly fastest in the first session, failed to set a lap in practice two.

Most W Series drivers are competing at Zolder in a different chassis to the one they raced in Hockenheim, with the cars having been allocated by way of a random draw prior to the start of the weekend. The only exceptions are Hockenheim first-lap crash victims Kimilainen and Megan Gilkes, who have stayed with the same chassis they used in Germany.

Practice one times

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Chadwick 1m28.862s - 20
2 Emma Kimilainen 1m29.379s 0.517s 19
3 Beitske Visser 1m29.418s 0.556s 20
4 Jessica Hawkins 1m29.684s 0.822s 18
5 Alice Powell 1m29.716s 0.854s 20
6 Marta Garcia 1m29.920s 1.058s 20
7 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m30.105s 1.243s 20
8 Miki Koyama 1m30.452s 1.590s 20
9 Gosia Rdest 1m30.904s 2.042s 19
10 Vivien Keszthelyi 1m30.927s 2.065s 19
11 Sarah Moore 1m31.008s 2.146s 19
12 Sarah Bovy 1m31.008s 2.146s 18
13 Esmee Hawkey 1m31.022s 2.160s 15
14 Shea Holbrook 1m31.071s 2.209s 21
15 Sabre Cook 1m31.229s 2.367s 20
16 Vicky Piria 1m31.370s 2.508s 19
17 Naomi Schiff 1m31.395s 2.533s 20
18 Tasmin Pepper 1m31.527s 2.665s 19
19 Caitlin Wood 1m31.790s 2.928s 19
20 Megan Gilkes 1m34.099s 5.237s 13

Practice two times

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Beitske Visser 1m29.490s - 11
2 Jamie Chadwick 1m29.832s 0.342s 12
3 Marta Garcia 1m29.986s 0.496s 12
4 Tasmin Pepper 1m30.133s 0.643s 15
5 Emma Kimilainen 1m30.225s 0.735s 14
6 Fabienne Wohlwend 1m30.229s 0.739s 15
7 Gosia Rdest 1m30.756s 1.266s 13
8 Sabre Cook 1m30.958s 1.468s 15
9 Esmee Hawkey 1m30.978s 1.488s 11
10 Sarah Moore 1m31.000s 1.510s 16
11 Vicky Piria 1m31.386s 1.896s 13
12 Caitlin Wood 1m31.387s 1.897s 19
13 Shea Holbrook 1m31.409s 1.919s 15
14 Naomi Schiff 1m31.487s 1.997s 17
15 Sarah Bovy 1m31.551s 2.061s 18
16 Miki Koyama 1m31.561s 2.071s 13
17 Megan Gilkes 1m31.883s 2.393s 11
18 Jessica Hawkins 1m31.943s 2.453s 11
- Alice Powell - - 2


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