Rene Binder of Austria came away with the best lap of the day after the pair of collective tests in the World Series Formula V8 3.5, which is holding its ninth and final round over the weekend

Binder had the best time of the day of one minute 44.153 seconds with the cooler track temperatures in the evening session.

Diego Menchaca of Mexico set the pace in the weekend’s first collective test held earlier in the day.

Driving for Fortec Motorsports, Menchaca clocked a best lap of 1:45:246 seconds around BIC’s 5.412-kilometre track.

Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi of Brazil, who is the grandson of two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, was classified second in his Lotus 0.315s behind. Konstantin Tereschenko of Russia was third for SMP Racing by AVF. He was 0.449s off the leading pace.

In practice two, Menchaca was +0.576s behind the leader Binder. Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr., who is a Formula 1 test driver with Force India, was +0.835s off the pace in third.

Heading into the weekend’s season-ending races, Fittipaldi leads the championship with 223 points. He already has six victories this season. Right behind him on 213 points is Matevos Isaakyan of Russia, while his countryman Egor Orudzhev is third on 198 points.

In the Teams’ Championship standings, SMP Racing with AVF lead with 411 points while Lotus are second with 397 points. Fortec Motorsports are in third place followed by RP Motorsport, Teo Martin Motorsport and Il Barone Rampante.

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