Kanamaru ends F3.5 Barcelona test on top

Yu Kanamaru, driving for newcomer team Teo Martin Motorsport, topped the second and final day of Formula V8 3.5 testing at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.

The Japanese driver set his best lap of the day - a 1m29.571s - an hour into the running and immediately retreated back into the pits, sitting out the rest of the morning session.

French drivers Aurelien Panis (Arden) and Tom Dillmann (AVF), the former having topped both sessions on Tuesday, completed their best laps at around the same time as Kanamaru, placing second and third as the only other competitors to go below 1m30s.

Strakka's Emil Bernstorff was just four thousandths away from crossing that benchmark in fourth, with Renault junior Louis Deletraz taking fifth.

Kanamaru led a fair bit of the afternoon as well, before being overtaken by Johnny Cecotto - only for the Venezuelan to be passed by Kanamaru's teammate Matevos Isaakyan with 10 minutes to go.

Matthieu Vaxiviere was third behind the duo, with Alfonso Celis and Rene Binder making up the top five.

Day 2 results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Yu Kanamaru Teo Martin Motorsport 1:29.571 1:31.404
2 Aurelien Panis Arden Motorsport 1:29.762 1:33.265
3 Tom Dillmann AVF 1:29.994 1:31.727
4 Emil Bernstorff Strakka Racing 1:30.004 1:32.168
5 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1:30.090 1:31.790
6 Roy Nissany Lotus 1:30.148 1:32.050
7 Rene Binder Lotus 1:30.277 1:31.389
8 Beitske Visser Strakka Racing 1:30.369 1:32.421
9 Matthieu Vaxiviere SMP Racing 1:30.380 1:30.756
10 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports 1:30.381 1:33.438
11 Matevos Isaakyan Teo Martin Motorsport 1:30.425 1:30.596
12 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport 1:30.571 1:31.399
13 Johnny Cecotto RP Motorsport 1:31.113 1:30.633
14 Alfonso Celis AVF 1:30.779 1:31.059
15 Vitor Baptista RP Motorsport 1:30.872 1:31.621
16 Vladimir Atoev SMP Racing 1:31.788 1:32.598
17 Giuseppe Cipriani Durango Racing Team 1:36.994 1:37.450

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Event Barcelona March testing
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Tom Dillmann , Yu Kanamaru , Aurelien Panis
Teams Teo Martin Motorsport
Article type Testing report