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GB3 TESTING: Fortec complete Thursday clean-sweep with Faria

Thursday, August 05 2021

Fortec Motorsports completed a clean sweep of Thursday testing fastest times at Snetterton, courtesy of Roberto Faria's fastest time of the day in the final session of the day.

The Brazilian set a best lap of 1m44.108s with five minutes remaining to top the times for the second successive session, just under two tenths of a second clear of teammate Ollie Bearman who topped the two tests this morning.

The Fortec duo were just under a tenth clear of Hitech GP's Reece Ushijima, with Carlin's championship leader Zak O'Sullivan 0.033s further back in fourth.

Ushijima's teammate Bart Horsten was fifth, just six thousandths of a second ahead of Arden's Roman Bilinski with Chris Dittmann Racing's Ayrton Simmons seventh.

Elite Motorsport trio Javier Sagrera, Jose Garfias and Tom Lebbon completed the session four top-10 at the Thetford squad's local circuit.

Carlin pair Christian Mansell and Bryce Aron were the final drivers within a second of Faria's pace in the final session.

On the combined timesheets for the day, the top six in session four held the same positions on the overall times, while Sagrera's effort from session one put him seventh.

Simmons and Garfias were eighth and ninth overall courtesy of their session four times, with Mansell's session two time putting him tenth overall for the day.

Sebastian Alvarez was the only other driver not to set their best time in the final session, with his session two time putting him 13th overall.

Just over a second covered the top-13 drivers today, while newcomers Branden Lee Oxley (CDR) and Tommy Smith (Douglas) were impressively quick despite today being their first taste of GB3 machinery. Both lapped within 1.6 seconds of the outright pace.

Testing resumes tomorrow with two sessions at 10am and 15.50.

GB3 Championship, Thursday session four result:
1. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, 1m44.108s
2. Oliver Bearman, Fortec Motorsports, +0.196s
3. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +0.277s
4. Zak O'Sullivan, Carlin, +0.310s
5. Bart Horsten, Hitech GP, +0.457s
6. Roman Bilinski, Arden Motorsport, +0.463s
7. Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.602s
8. Javier Sagrera, Elite Motorsport, +0.696s
9. Jose Garfias, Elite Motorsport, +0.727s
10. Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, +0.929s
11. Christian Mansell, Carlin, +0.942s
12. Bryce Aron, Carlin, +0.943s
13. Sebastian Alvarez, Hitech GP, +1.252s
14. Branden Lee Oxley, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.482s
15. Tommy Smith, Douglas Motorsport, +1.571s
16. Frederick Lubin, Arden Motorsport, +1.597s
17. Reema Juffali, Douglas Motorsport, +1.882s
18. Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsports, +2.057s

GB3 Championship, Thursday testing combined result:
1. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, 1m44.108s (session four)
2. Oliver Bearman, Fortec Motorsports, +0.196s (session four)
3. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +0.277s (session four)
4. Zak O'Sullivan, Carlin, +0.310s (session four)
5. Bart Horsten, Hitech GP, +0.457s (session four)
6. Roman Bilinski, Arden Motorsport, +0.463s (session four)
7. Javier Sagrera, Elite Motorsport, +0.531s (session one)
8. Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.602s (session four)
9. Jose Garfias, Elite Motorsport, +0.727s (session four)
10. Christian Mansell, Carlin, +0.758s (session two)
11. Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, +0.929s (session four)
12. Bryce Aron, Carlin, +0.943s (session four)
13. Sebastian Alvarez, Hitech GP, +1.031s (session two)
14. Branden Lee Oxley, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.482s (session four)
15. Tommy Smith, Douglas Motorsport, +1.571s (session four)
16. Frederick Lubin, Arden Motorsport, +1.597s (session four)
17. Reema Juffali, Douglas Motorsport, +1.882s (session four)
18. Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsports, +2.057s (session four)

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