The Spaniard Celso Miguez (1.36.385) has been the quickest driver in the single 45-min session of Free Practice of the World Series Light held today at Magny Cours.
Most of the drivers expected a lot of improvements in their Dallara-AER cars during this brief session as they were on new tyres. But this was going to be a really red flagged Free Practice. Three times it was showed to the drivers and most of the drivers had to interrupt their scheduled program.
The last red flag affected three different cars: Duno exited in the first chicane, Mikola's car stopped with a mechanical problem and Julian Vidot crashed at Imola. The driver is OK but he reported to have some pain in his neck. Milka Duno had two exits so she could not complete one lap.
Nevertheless, Celso Miguez managed to improve by one tenth of a second the best-registered lap during yesterday's Collective Tests. Juan Cruz lapped the second best time, almost one-second behind, affected by one of the red flags, and third quickest was the Chilean driver Pablo Donoso.
Celso Miguez: " This is a great achievement for the Meycom-Reyco team, I think that everything was quite clear after yesterday's three sessions, apart from testing with new tyres. I could complete only three laps and the time was improving."
Juan Cruz Alvarez: " It's all right. We made several changes to the car but this was quite a difficult session. I hope that tomorrow I will improve my time!
Pablo Donoso: " This was an extremely short journey. We tested some new things in the car. We started from P6 and managed to finish in P3. Y have a new engineer here, Paul Heath, from the Superfund World Series by Nissan, and we are working a lot.
The World Series Light category will dispute two Qualifying sessions tomorrow, at 8h30 a.m. and 15h35 p.m. respectively.
Best Registered Laps (FIRST QUALIFYING)
1. Celso Miguez Meycom Reyco 1.36.385 (164.751 km/h)
2. Juan Cruz Meycom Reyco 1.043
3. Pablo Donoso Vergani Racing 1.121
4. Matteo Pellegrino RC Motorsport 1.227
5. Adrian Valles Escuela Lois Circ 1.229
6. Ananda Mikola RC Motorsport 1.453
7. Julien Vidot Epsilon by Graff 1.616
8. Milos Pavlovic Epsilon by Graff 1.643
9. Álvaro Barba Escuela Lois Circ 1.730
9. Mathias Lauda Vergani Racing 2.714
10. Milka Duno Vergani Racing