Top five result at final test for Richard Verschoor
The final day of the pre-season Formula Renault Eurocup collective tests went the way of Max Fewtrell (R-ace GP). The Renault Sport Academy driver set the best time of the day at the Nürburgring in 1:54.0939s ahead of team mate Logan Sargeant (R-ace GP) and Yifei Ye (Josef Kaufmann Racing). Next Friday, the championship gets underway at Circuit Paul Ricard.
This last day of preparation for the Formula Renault Eurocup began on a damp track surface as the rain began to fall before anyone could set a time. Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport) led the way in the opening session with a time of 2:19.973s. The Dane was followed by Alexander Smolyar (Tech 1 Racing) and Victor Martins (R-ace GP). Just before the rain returned, the Renault Sport Academy driver did it again in session two with a lap of 2:11.057s to beat out Max Defourny (MP Motorsport) and Logan Sargeant.
After the lunch break, the switch to slick tyres came during session three. Max Defourny went to the top of the timing screen with a lap of 1:58.117s, ahead of Yifei Ye and Richard Verschoor (Josef Kaufmann Racing). The pace was even faster in the final session. Max Fewtrell put in the quickest lap of the day in 1:54.939s while Logan Sargeant, Yifei Ye, Richard Verschoor and Christian Lundgaard completed the top five.
Richard Verschoor (Josef Kaufmann Racing): “These are just tests, so I didn’t add any extra pressure this winter. Next week everyone will put their cards on the table and I think the results will be totally different. I feel really comfortable in my new team with Josef and Lars Kaufmann, as well as the mechanics, my engineer and team mates. We shared all the work. Last year, I didn’t have the best season of my career, but this year I am confident and I will give it all I’ve got.”Tags: Formula Renault 2018, Formula Renault Eurocup, Josef Kaufmann Racing, KNAF Talent First, Nurburgring