IFM: Series Hungaroring test notes 2009-04-27

PENULTIMATE PRE-SEASON TEST DAY FOR FORMULA MASTER International Formula Master (IFM) began its final two-day test session today at the Hungaroring, Hungary, with ISR's Erik Janis and Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer sharing the top ...

PENULTIMATE PRE-SEASON TEST DAY FOR FORMULA MASTER

International Formula Master (IFM) began its final two-day test session today at the Hungaroring, Hungary, with ISR's Erik Janis and Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer sharing the top spot.

Janis posted this morning's fastest time with a best lap of 1:38.317, ahead of Jenzer Motorsport's Pål Varhaug and Cram Competition's Alessandro Kouzkin, who completed their best laps in 1:38.317 and 1:38.391 respectively.

Leimer claimed the afternoon's and today's fastest time, climbing into the 1:37s with a best lap of 1:37.154. Times improved during the afternoon session with JD Motorsport team-mates Josef Kral and Sergey Afanasiev posting second and third fastest laps in 1:37.518 and 1:37.738.

Dutch driver Paul Meijer took to the track for a few installation laps ahead of his official test debut in Formula Master with AR Motorsport, whilst Pål Varhaug claimed the fastest rookie time of the day for Jenzer Motorsport with a 1:37.880 lap.

"We've had ups and downs during testing this year but this morning went really well," said Janis, who first competed in IFM in 2007 with Team ISR. "When we have a good set up, the car feels good, the team is good and everything falls into place. It's not easy to be at the front but it's definitely achievable.

"I drove in the Euroseries last year and it's nice to come back to Formula Master, the car is a lot nicer to drive."

Testing resumes tomorrow for the final pre-season test day, ahead of the first 2009 IFM rounds in Pau, France, on 16 and 17 May 2009.

-credit: ifm

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Erik Janis , Fabio Leimer , Josef Kral , Pal Varhaug , Paul Meijer
Teams Jenzer Motorsport