Akshay Bohra is the fastest on day 1 in the final round of the Euro 4 Championship

The day dedicated to free practice sessions concluded in Barcelona. It was the driver from US Racing who set the fastest lap of the day


The day dedicated to free practice sessions of the Euro 4 Championship came to an end at Barcelona, setting the stage for the final round of the series, which will kick off tomorrow morning with the qualifying sessions. Compared to the morning session, lap times significantly improved, with several drivers displaying excellent speed on the Catalonian track. At the end of the 40 minutes, it was American-Singaporean driver Akshay Bohra, representing US Racing, who set the best lap of the day, finishing day 1 with the awarness of being the fastest on the Spanish track. Bohra's performance in the Euro 4 Championship continues to ascend, as he has already achieved multiple successes, securing 3 podium finishes in the series, and he enters the final round as one of the main contenders for the title. Second place in the afternoon went to Brando Badoer, the Italian driver from Van Amersfoort Racing, who concluded the second free practice session with a gap of 0.237 seconds. The third spot was secured by Australian driver James Wharton from Ferrari Driver Academy, who delivered the third-best lap for Team Prema Racing with a gap of 0.269. Following him in fourth place was Arvid Lindblad, Prema's Red Bull junior driver, who significantly improved his result from this morning with a gap of 0.354, reaffirming his determination to defend the top spot in the driver standings. Right behind him was Ugo Ugochukwu, Prema's teammate, but the first among Lindblad’s challengers for the title. The gap for the American junior McLaren driver was 0.386 seconds. Sixth place belonged to Finnish driver Tuukka Taponen from Ferrari Driver Academy, also racing for Prema, who, after coming very close to the goal in Monza, is now aiming for victories in the Euro 4 Championship in Barcelona. Taponen's time difference from Bohra was 0.396 seconds. Seventh place was taken by Freddie Slater, the British driver from Prema who had set the benchmark in the morning session, concluding the day with a gap of 0.504 seconds. Eighth was Australian driver Gianmarco Pradel from US Racing, with a recorded gap of 0.523 seconds, followed by Emirati driver Rashid Al Dhaheri from Prema Racing, trailing by 0.551 seconds. Tenth was Tuscan driver Nicola Lacorte from Prema Racing, with a gap of 0.756 seconds.


The cars will be back on the track again tomorrow to set the grid for the weekend races, followed by Race 1, the first of the 3 races of the weekend that, due to the 2x coefficient set in the final round of the Euro 4 Championship, will award double points.

On Saturday, October 21st, qualifying sessions will take place in two sessions of 15 minutes each, with a 10-minute pitlane stop in between, starting at 9:00 and ending at 9:40. Also on Saturday, the first race of the weekend, lasting 30 minutes + 1 lap, will begin at 12:40. On Sunday, October 22nd, Race 2 will start at 11:20 (30 minutes + 1 lap), followed by the race that will close the standings for the first edition of the Euro 4 Championship, Race 3 (30 minutes + 1 lap), starting at 16:30.

The three races of the weekend will be broadcast live with English commentary on the Euro 4 Championship's YouTube and Facebook pages and on Motorsport TV (https://eu.motorsport.tv/); with Italian commentary on ACI Sport TV (Sky channel 228 and 52 Tivùsat), on www.acisport.it, and on the Facebook page @acisporttv.