Times tumble on day two
MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship Jerez test has come to an end in Southern Spain, ending with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) on top as the 27 riders out on track continue to make steps towards 2017.
It has been a sensational weekend at Jerez for the eight and penultimate round of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 series
Louis Delétraz (Fortec Motorsports) brought home his second pole position of the year in qualifying 2 of the Formula V8 3.5 series at Jerez
The young Swissman completed a late flying lap of 1:26.943 which also stands as the quickest mark set so far this weekend. Delétraz continues in his hunt for the championship lead and will be joined on the front row by fellow rookie and Renault Sport Academy driver Jack Aitken (RP Motorsport) who ended up just 0.003s adrift.
Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing) sailed to his maiden Formula V8 3.5 win today in race 1 at Jerez in front of thousands specators
The Russian driver inherited the point on lap 19 when the leading car of team-mate Matthieu Vaxiviere lost the braking point at the chicane and was forced to yield. Isaakyan, who was also the best rookie of the day, crossed the line in front of fellow SMP Racing-supported driver Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) and by Vaxiviere.
Jack Aitken continued in a stunning Formula V8 3.5 championship debut today at Jerez
The British racer, who is part of the Renault Sport Academy, cruised to pole at his first race in the series and also handed RP Motorsport their maiden pole after leading yesterday’s Collective Test 2. Aitken set a personal fastest laptime of 1:26.978 to top fellow rookie for 2016 Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing). The Russian, who was back in contention after missing Monza, found the right pace straight away.
The World Series Festival shined in the towns of Sevilla and Jerez with two great road exhibitions
The Mexican driver, Alfonso Celis JR, and his team in the Formula V8 3.5, AVF, and the authorities of both cities, made it happen! The AVF Formula V8 3.5 car and the F1 development driver Alfonso Celis Jr starred the show in front of thousands of visitors of one of the most popular monuments in Sevilla, the Plaza de España.
Racing Engineering ace quickest in final day at Jerez de la Frontera
Frenchman Norman Nato concluded this week’s second pre-season testing at the top of the timesheets: he lapped the Spanish track in a 1:24.518 ahead of Arthur Pic and Nobuharu Matsushita. Rapax driver Pic was quickest in the afternoon session.
Racing Engineering driver quickest in morning session at Jerez de la Frontera
The 2016 season will be as competitive as ever
Today sees the first day of three days of testing at the Spanish circuit of Jerez and Racing Engineering and its two drivers, Frenchman Norman Nato and Briton Jordan King will be using the time to finalise their basic set-up for their cars and to practice race simulations in preparation for another very competitive GP2 season.