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Donington 12/10/2008 - 06 Days, 05 Hrs, 40 Mins
Asmer Finishes Pre Season Testing on a High Note

Marko Asmer (#7 Hitech Racing Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) was the fastest driver at the final pre season test at Oulton Park today. With just 11 days before qualifying for the first two races of the 2007 season the Estonian finished 0.143 seconds ahead of Stephen Jelley (#1 Raikkonen Roberston Racing Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA), who has been Asmer's nearest rival during testing. 2006 Formula Renault Champion Sebastian Hohenthal (#5 Fortec Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) put in a good time in the 4 hour afternoon session to finish 3rd fastest, just ahead of Jelley's teammate Jonathan Kennard (#2 Raikonnen Robertson Racing Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA). Hohenthal's Fortec teammate Greg Mansell (#50 Fortec Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) was 5th fastest with Sam Bird (#3 Carlin Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) the quickest of the Carlin Motorsport drivers. Germany's Maro Engel (#23 Carlin Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) got his first run in his 2007 championship challenger but the British F3 race winner could only manage 9th fastest, 1.4 seconds behind Asmer. In the National Class Michael Meadows (#55 Master Motorsport Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) returned to the top of time sheet, finishing off where he started at the first test at Pembrey. Only 0.15 seconds separated Meadows from nearest rival Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) with 'Frankie' Cheng (#39 Performance Racing Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) a close third after only a handful of British F3 tests. Viktor Jensen's (#37 ADR Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) pre season preparations were cut short when an off at Druids caused a lot of front end damage after just four laps and the team were unable to get the Icelandic teenager back on the track before the end of the session. Atte Mustonen (#26 Raikkonen Robertson Racing Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) was absent from the test due to an injury he sustained earlier in the week. Max Chilton (#16 Arena Motorsport Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA) and Hamad Al Fardan (#38 Performance Racing Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda) were also missing from todays test. Ultimate Motorsport had two new drivers at the test, Brazilian Marcello Thomaz and Ireland's Michael Devaney, as the team had parted company with Ben Clucas earlier this week and Esteban Guerrieri was still in Argentina. The teams will be back at Oulton Park on Friday 6th April for free practice ahead of qualifying for rounds 1 & 2 of the 2007 series on Saturday 7th April. The first two races of the year will then be held at the Cheshire track on Monday 9th April. The 2007 season promises to be most open for many years and Easter Monday will tell if testing times translate into race wins for the top drivers. Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series - Official Test - Oulton Park 1 7 C Marko ASMER EST Hitech Racing 1:28.476 2 1 C Stephen JELLEY GBR Raikkonen Robertson Racing +0.143 3 5 C Sebastian HOHENTHAL SWE Fortec Motorsport +0.683 4 2 C Jonathan KENNARD GBR Raikkonen Robertson Racing +0.767 5 50 C Greg MANSELL GBR Fortec Motorsport +0.847 6 3 C Sam BIRD GBR Carlin Motorsport +1.000 7 21 C Niall BREEN IRL Carlin Motorsport +1.062 8 22 C Alberto VALERIO BRA Carlin Motorsport +1.348 9 23 C Maro ENGEL GER Carlin Motorsport +1.469 10 12 C Cristiano MORGADO RSA Fluid Motorsport +2.061 11 6 C Walter GRUBMULLER AUT Hitech Racing +2.087 12 9 C Rodolfo GONZALEZ VEN T-Sport +2.151 13 44 C Leo MANSELL GBR Fortec Motorsport +2.743 14 4 C Mario MORAES BRA Carlin Motorsport +2.807 15 55 N Michael MEADOWS GBR Master Motorsport +2.839 16 31 N Sergio PEREZ MEX T-Sport +2.977 17 24 C John MARTIN AUS Alan Docking Racing +3.034 18 39 N Cong Fu CHENG CHN Performance Racing Europe +3.134 19 10 C Ricardo TEIXEIRA ANG Performance Racing Europe +3.363 20 35 N Alistair JACKSON GBR Raikkonen Robertson Racing +3.443 21 8 C Francesco CASTELLACCI ITA Alan Docking Racing +3.738 22 36 N Albert COSTA ESP Raikkonen Robertson Racing +3.817 23 11 C Rodolfo AVILA MAC Performance Racing Europe +4.491 24 15 C Marcello THOMAZ BRA Ultimate Motorsport +4.507 25 32 N Sean PETTERSON RSA Fluid Motorsport Development +4.787 26 33 N Juan Pablo GARCIA MEX Fluid Motorsport Development +5.081 27 77 N Salman AL KHALIFA BRN Promatecme F3 +5.090 28 14 C Michael DEVANEY IRL Ultimate Motorsport +5.192 29 34 N Alex WATERS GBR Promatacme F3 +5.650 30 37 N Viktor JENSEN ICE Alan Docking Racing +8.850
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