FPAUDI: Autumn Trophy Snetterton: Series Friday morning notes

BRATT AND BACHETA BATTLE IT OUT IN TESTING Ryan Lewis and Nick Tandy looming Luciano Bacheta topped testing standings this morning, ahead of the win or bust FPA Shootout at Snetterton on 3/4 November. Bacheta finished ahead of Will Bratt...

BRATT AND BACHETA BATTLE IT OUT IN TESTING

Ryan Lewis and Nick Tandy looming

Luciano Bacheta topped testing standings this morning, ahead of the win or bust FPA Shootout at Snetterton on 3/4 November.

Bacheta finished ahead of Will Bratt in the morning's first session, with positions reversed in the second test.

Bacheta was pleased with the result, but remained grounded: "I went better than expected. I thought it would take a while to get used to things after testing here in an F3 car on Wednesday. I'm not going to get carried away just yet, but so far, so good."

Will Bratt felt this afternoon's test sessions would see his lap times tumble: "We're going to work on the aero-balance this afternoon, which should bring some more pace. I'm reasonably happy with how the morning has gone though."

Nick Tandy was a late entry to the FPA Shootout, and felt that today's testing would be a steep learning curve. "The car felt good. There was a little bit of oversteer this morning that we left alone so I could adapt to the car a bit quicker. I'll be a bit more sympathetic if I'm going to do well in the races though. Looking after the tyres is going to be crucial."

Double Autumn Trophy race-winner Richard Keen, sits in 10th place, but remained un-phased. "It's only the morning sessions, and it's really tight at the top, so I'm not overly concerned. The pace will be there," said Keen.

The remaining test sessions ahead of this weekend's FPA Shootout are scheduled to begin at 14:00 and 15:30. <pre> FPA Shootout Snetterton morning testing overall positions

1. Luciano Bacheta 1m05.07s 2. Will Bratt 1m05.27s 3. Ryan Lewis 1m05.50s =3. Nick Tandy 1m05.50s 5. Tim Bridgman 1m05.57s 6. Jack Clarke 1m05.73s 7. Tom Bradshaw 1m05.74s 8. Jonathan Legris 1m05.82s 9. Alex Brundle 1m05.94s 10. Richard Keen 1m05.98s

FPA Shootout Snetterton test One

1. Luciano Bacheta 1m05.07s 2. Will Bratt 1m05.27s 3. Ryan Lewis 1m05.50s =3. Nick Tandy 1m05.50s 5. Tim Bridgman 1m05.69s 6. Jack Clarke 1m05.73s 7. Jonathan Legris 1m05.83s 8. Alex Brundle 1m06.02s 9. Richard Plant 1m06.15 10. Jason Moore 1m06.37

FPA Shootout Snetterton test two

1. Will Bratt +1m05.33s 2. Luciano Bacheta +1m05.45 3. Tim Bridgman +1m05.57s 4. Ryan Lewis +1m05.60s 5. Tom Bradshaw +1m05.74s 6. Jonathan Legris +1m05.82s 7. Alex Brundle +1m05.94s 8. Nick Tandy 1m05.97s 9. Richard Keen 1m05.98s 10. Jason Moore 1m06.05s

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