Brands Hatch W Series: Kimilainen fastest ahead of finale
Emma Kimilainen topped both free practice sessions for the inaugural W Series finale at Brands Hatch on Saturday.
Assen winner Kimilainen set a lap time of 1m23.365s during the second free practice session, having also set the pace earlier that morning in changeable conditions.
Fabienne Wohlwend caused a late red-flag when she ran into the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend in the final five minutes of practice, but had set a time good enough for sixth.
Championship contender Beitske Visser was seventh and almost a second adrift of Chadwick, who will win the inaugural W Series title as long as she finishes on the podium.
Visser had improved from her morning performance, where she ended up last in the field after having completed just seven laps before being confined to the garage with an apparent technical issue.
|1||7|| Emma Kimilainen ||1'23.365|
|2||27|| Alice Powell ||1'23.648||0.283|
|3||55|| Jamie Chadwick ||1'24.392||1.027|
|4||85|| Miki Koyama ||1'24.529||1.164|
|5||21|| Jessica Hawkins ||1'24.722||1.357|
|6||5|| Fabienne Wohlwend ||1'24.813||1.448|
|7||95|| Beitske Visser ||1'24.982||1.617|
|8||26|| Sarah Moore ||1'25.001||1.636|
|9||11|| Vicky Piria ||1'25.189||1.824|
|10||37|| Sabre Cook ||1'25.210||1.845|
|11||19|| Marta Garcia ||1'25.323||1.958|
|12||31|| Tasmin Pepper ||1'25.372||2.007|
|13||2|| Esmee Hawkey ||1'25.442||2.077|
|14||3|| Gosia Rdest ||1'26.256||2.891|
|15||67|| Shea Holbrook ||1'26.386||3.021|
|16||58|| Sarah Bovy ||1'26.398||3.033|
|17||20|| Caitlin Wood ||1'26.413||3.048|
|18||49|| Megan Gilkes ||1'26.658||3.293|
|19||99|| Naomi Schiff ||1'27.244||3.879|
|20||77|| Vivien Keszthelyi ||1'27.542||4.177|
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