Anderlecht's Davide Rigon delighted the Italian fans this afternoon by setting the fastest lap in Superleague Formula's second free practice session at Adria.
Rigon's personal best time – a 1m06.077sec – was over three tenths of a second faster than second-placed Alvaro Parente (FC Porto), who enjoyed another strong run following his third-place finish this morning.
Championship leader AC Milan's Yelmer Buurman was next up in third place, just ahead of Frederic Vervisch – who continues to impress in his first weekend driving for current Superleague Formula champion Liverpool – and Robert Doornbos (Corinthians).
Less than a tenth of a second then covered Max Wissel (FC Basel), Tristan Gommendy (Galatasaray), Julien Jousse (AS Roma) and Marcos Martinez (Sevilla) behind them.
Wissel, who set the fastest time this morning, lost time early on in the session when problems arose after a pit stop, while Gommendy added his name to an ever-increasing list of drivers to spin at Turn 7. He rejoined unscathed, but Ben Hanley was less fortunate as his stalled Olympiacos car brought the red flags out for the second time today.
Problems again befell Tottenham's title contender Craig Dolby. Having missed the first session, the Briton at least enjoyed some valuable track time. But despite pushing hard – including several nervous twitches on the exit of Turn 5 – Dolby could not better 1m08.063sec, and finished the session in 13th.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1. Davide Rigon RSC Anderlecht 1m06.077s
2. Alvaro Parente FC Porto 1m06.390s + 0.313s
3. Yelmer Buurman AC Milan 1m06.635s + 0.558s
4. Frederic Vervisch Liverpool FC 1m06.719s + 0.642s
5. Robert Doornbos Corinthians 1m06.878s + 0.801s
6. Max Wissel FC Basel 1m07.129s + 1.052s
7. Tristan Gommendy Galatasaray 1m07.164s + 1.087s
8. Julien Jousse AS Roma 1m07.196s + 1.119s
9. Marcos Martinez Sevilla FC 1m07.203s + 1.126s
10. John Martin Beijing Guoan 1m07.557s + 1.480s
11. Celso Miguez Olympique Lyonnais 1m07.701s + 1.624s
12. Ben Hanley Olympiacos 1m07.762s + 1.685s
13. Craig Dolby Tottenham Hotspur 1m08.053s + 1.976s
14. Duncan Tappy Flamengo 1m08.111s + 2.034s
15. Hywel Lloyd PSV Eindhoven 1m08.129s + 2.052s
16. Maria de Villota Atletico de Madrid 1m10.935s + 4.858s