Reigning Italian Formula 3 champion Sergio Campana topped the opening pre-season Auto GP test at Monza on Friday.
The Italian topped the sheets with a best lap of 1:36.875, giving Campana an advantage of one-tenth over 16-year-old Sergey Sirotkin.
Campana and Sirotkin were the only drivers to break into the 1:36’s, with former DAMS GP2 racer Pal Verhaug next up.
His best lap – 1:37.141 – ensured the Norwegian pilot had secured 3rd ahead of the morning’s fastest man, Victor Guerin.
Facundo Regalia and Giacomo Ricci filled out the top six, as the gap to the quickest stretched to half-a-second.
It was the series’ first day of official running on Kumho tyres, with the morning dedicated to soft rubber on a “green” track, before the hard compounds were run late on.
Cooler temperatures and a new series of soft tyres in the late afternoon allowed the times to tumble further.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sergio Campana MLR71 1m36.875s 2. Sergey Sirotkin Euronova 1m36.970s + 0.095s 3. Pal Varhaug Virtuosi UK 1m37.141s + 0.266s 4. Victor Guerin SuperNova 1m37.157s + 0.282s 5. Facundo Regalia Campos 1m37.303s + 0.428s 6. Giacomo Ricci Zele 1m37.442s + 0.567s 7. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs SuperNova 1m37.554s + 0.679s 8. Giuseppe Cipriani Campos 1m37.699s + 0.824s 9. Zoel Amberg Virtuosi UK 1m38.463s + 1.588s 10. Daniel de Jong Manor MP 1m38.669s + 1.794s 11. Max Snegirev Campos 1m38.830s + 1.955s 12. Antonio Spavone Euronova 1m38.873s + 1.998s 13. Giancarlo Serenelli Ombra 1m39.558s + 2.683s 14. Michele la Rosa MLR71 1m40.526s + 3.651s 15. Camilo Zurcher Ombra 1m41.672s + 4.797s ^ Notes compiled from series / team reports and live updates.