Nathaniel Powers became the only driver to break the 70-second barrier around Estoril in pre-season testing, putting Downton on top for the fourth time in six days - while behind them the various teams suffered problems, with no fewer than eight red flags interrupting proceedings.
Klaas van Snelheid has set a new pre-season test best time on his way to topping day five for Downton.
Allar Kangur has topped day four of pre-season testing for Mathershaw, with a time over a second quicker than anyone else.
Japanese outfit Ocelot Japan Racing have revealed their 2019 car for the following season. The team are the final outfit to reveal following their exceptional performance last year where the team picked up 2 victories.
The team have continued to name their chassis using biblical names following the Prophecy last year. The outfit will be lead by Italian Puccio Giodano and Rookie sensitisation Hunter Ryan. Ocelot lot are expected to struggle this year following Miyamoto's comments.
''Last year was the best in our history and we've invested a lot in regards to building a new factory and moving to a new HQ. So at the moment it's about doing our best, hopefully they'll be some freakish results this season.''
Oleksandr Zozulya and FIRST have topped day three of pre-season testing, on the first day of the test that no team experienced problems.
Klaas van Snelheid and Downton have continued to top pre-season testing on day two, but were limited to just a handful of laps after a brake failure pitched the Dutchman heavily into the wall at turn one early in the running.
The first day of pre-season testing ahead of the 2019 Formula Virtual season brought with it the first appearance of the PX2 - the first DS Phoenix car since their well documented re-branding.
Defending Champion Nathaniel Powers has put Downton on top on the first day of 2019 pre-season testing, though the Franklin of Enrique Ruiz was only one thousandth slower, though admittedly on a softer compound of tyre.
The 2019 Formula Virtual grid continues to take shape, as today saw the unveiling of Excelsior's entry into the series, dubbed the "Origin".
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