Motorsport: Evans tops Monaco GP3 practice

New Zealand GP3 driver Mitch Evans leads the highly-competitive series. Photo / Supplied
New Zealand GP3 driver Mitch Evans leads the highly-competitive series. Photo / Supplied

Auckland racer Mitch Evans topped the GP3 field during free practice at Monaco overnight.

The 17-year-old MW Arden driver's sizzling lap was seven tenths of a second quicker than his closest rival, Antonio Felix da Costa, driving for Carlin.

Evans leads the series after winning the feature race at Barcelona a fortnight ago.

It is the first time that the series has raced on the historic Monaco Grand Prix circuit, with Evans laying down an impressive 1:28.492, with da Costa managing a fastest lap of 1:29.207.

- NZ HERALD STAFF


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