JD Motorsport's Chris van der Drift set the day's fastest time with a best lap of 1:48.610 in Brno, Czech Republic, for today's official Formula Master test.
Posting his time during the afternoon session, the New Zealand-born Dutchman was 0.338 ahead of second best Michael Ammermüller, driving for Iris Project.
With over four seconds improvement on last year's b weiter >>
Formula Master now heads to the Czech Republic for round five and six on 14 and 15 June 2008 at the Automotodrom Brno, and with yet more rain predicted for the weekend, exciting racing can be expected.
Whilst 2007 saw Jérôme D'Ambrosio claim both wins with current Drivers Classification leader Chris van der Drift taking two third places, this year could see more varied r weiter >>
Pro Motorsport's Marcello Puglisi took his first Formula Master victory of the season today in a thrilling street race, which saw the Italian spin out on track as the race was red-flagged following a huge downpour in Pau, France.
The 22-year-old led from start to finish, despite two safety car periods which prevented him from building up any lead from second placed-man K weiter >>
Trident Racing put together an extremely positive team performance at Pau, in the second round of the 2008 International Formula Master. In the final race of the weekend, Kasper Andersen and Alejandro Núñez captured two podium finishes by ending in 2nd and 3rd place. The race was marred by two Saf weiter >>
FORMULA MASTER ROUND FOUR - PAU
Pro Motorsport's Marcello Puglisi won his first race of the season today in Pau for the fourth Formula Master round, despite spinning out on-track as the race was red flagged following a huge downpour.
Trident team-mates Kasper Andersen and Alejandro Nüñez completed the podium with second and third place resp weiter >>
In a race heavily conditioned by the damp track, Trident Racing completed the first race of the weekend at Pau with a double points finish. Alejandro Núñez and Kasper Andersen cruised respectively to 5th and 7th place, while Harald Schlegelmilch experienced an unlucky break and was forced to retire due to an electrical problem while running behind the pack that eventually ended u weiter >>
Russian driver Sergey Afanasiev claimed his maiden Formula Master race win today in wet weather conditions in Pau, France, after 22 thrilling laps for round three of the Series.
The JD Motorsport rookie started the race in second place behind team-mate Chris van der Drift and was promoted to the lead when van der Drift hit the barriers and retired on lap six.
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in the wet at the French street circuit of Pau for round three of the Series.
Norbert Siedler claimed second place for ADM Motorsport, whilst Afanasiev's team-mate Vladimir Arabadzhiev finished in third place.
Pole-setter and fellow JD Motorsport driver Chris van der Drift retired from the race after spinning on track and hitting the barriers. weiter >>
The streets of Pau, France, saw JD Motorsport driver Chris van der Drift claim pole position in today's Formula Master qualifying session with a fastest time of 1:11.179.
With the session divided into two sets of 14 cars, allowing the Formula Master drivers to set times without fear of traffic, van der Drift dominated the first group and improved his time throughout the weiter >>
Two JD Motorsport drivers were fastest in this afternoon's Formula Master free practice with Chris van der Drift setting the best time of the session: 1:12.524.
Team-mate Sergey Afanasiev posted the second fastest time with a lap of 1:13.060, whilst Cram Competition's Arturo Llobell claimed the third best lap with a 1:13.077 time.
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JD Motorsport's Chris van der Drift set this morning's fastest time for Formula Master in Pau, France, today with a best lap of 1:13.549 on a track still drying from overnight downpours.
ISR's Filip Salaquarda was second fastest with a best time of 1:13.925, whilst Alberto Costa, driving for Cram Competition, claimed the third best time of the morning's free practice ses weiter >>
Formula Master heads to Pau, France, for the Series' only street races of the 2008 season in this weekend's rounds three and four.
The street circuit, which saw Chris van der Drift and Pablo Sanchez Lopez claim their first Formula Master victories last year, is notoriously difficult. With its tight corners and no run-off areas, the streets of Pau are as entertaining as t weiter >>
Formula Master's first race of the season saw J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift claim the win at the Valencia circuit in Spain, after leading the race from start to finish.
Following a clean start, the New-Zealand born Dutchman pulled away over the 19-lap race with former team-mate and 20 weiter >>
Trident Racing officially started its 2008 International Formula Master adventure at Valencia, taking an outstanding front row place at the end of a tight qualifying session.
Kasper Andensen missed the pole position by just 0.031, though second place was a really good overall debut. Alejandro Nunez and Harald Schlegelmilch kept familiarizing with their car, as they respec weiter >>
1. Chris van der Drift (NED), JD Motorsport (#6), 1:28.036
2. Kasper Andersen (DEN), Trident Racing (#32), 1:28.070
3. Michael Ammermüller (GER), Iris Project (#27), 1:28.128
4. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#23), 1:28.172
5. Filip Salaquarda (CZH), ISR (#18), 1:28.407
6. Josef Kral (CZH), Team JVA (#29), 1:28.473
7. Pablo weiter >>
J.D. Motorsport’s Chris van der Drift claimed Formula Master’s first pole position of the season today at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, with a best lap of 1.28.036. Competition was close throughout the Formula Master field with the top 14 drivers all setting times within one second of weiter >>
Trident Racing ended up on top in the final preseason testing session at Valencia, thanks to a great laptime clocked by Kasper Andersen. The Danish driver, who stood in the top-5 in the AM session, managed to lower his marks in the afternoon, opening a huge gap over the other drivers on-trac weiter >>
Formula Master's official test concluded today in Valencia ahead of this weekend's first races of the season with Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller posting the day's fastest time of 1:27.465.
With 30 drivers taking to the track, the Formula Master field completed 3,646 laps (over 14,602 km) over the past two days. Timings were close however, with today's top 17 drivers p weiter >>
Trident Racing succesfully completed yesterday the first day of testing at Valencia, where the series is set to start its 2008 season on the next weekend. All the scheduled work was completed despite some inconveniences that slowed the run of Harald Schlegelmilch. The tests will be completed today, as the team will finally make an attempt to climb to the top positions.
Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller was fastest in this morning's official Formula Master testing session in Valencia, Spain, with a best lap of 1:27.465.
Japanese Yuhi Sekiguchi, driving for Euronova Racing, was second, just 0.010 seconds behind with J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift posting the morning's third fastest lap with a time of 1:27.492.
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Formula Master rookies set the top three fastest times today out of 30 drivers taking part for day one of the official two-day test in Valencia, Spain, with Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claiming the best time of the day.
Setting his best lap of 1:27.536 during the morning session, the young Swiss made the most of the sunny and dry conditions. J.D. Motorsport's Sergey weiter >>
International Formula Master:
Trident Racing is glad to announce the agreement reached with Alejandro Nuñez for a ride in this season`s International Formula Master. The team owned by Maurizio Salvadori will field three weiter >>
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer was once again at the top of the timesheets today for the morning session on day one of Formula Master's official two-day test in Valencia, Spain.
Setting a fastest lap of 1:27.536, the rookie was closely followed by J.D. Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev in second place with a time of 1:27.648 and Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller in third ( weiter >>
As the 2008 Formula Master racing season is set to get underway at Valencia on 17-18 May, the grid has now been confirmed with 30 cars and 16 nations represented by the Series' drivers.
With little over a week to go, new drivers have also been confirmed. Returning from 2007, vice-champion Chris van der Drift will drive for J.D. Motorsport once more.
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