ART Grand Prix driver Anthoine Hubert ended the final GP3 pre-season test at Barcelona with the best time.
Hubert, returning for a second season with ART after finishing fourth in the 2017 standings, posted the fastest time of the test in the morning session on Wednesday.
His 1m31.751s made him 0.029 seconds quicker than his team-mate Callum Ilott, with Jake Hughes 0.232s off the pace as he completed an ART 1-2-3.
Dorian Boccolacci was best of the rest in fourth for MP Motorsport, narrowly in front of Campos driver Leonardo Pulcini, whose benchmark time from Tuesday was bettered by more than one second by Hubert’s effort.
Nikita Mazepin came sixth in the fourth and final ART entry, leading Tatiana Calderon, Giuliano Alesi, Julien Falchero and Niko Kari.
In his first test outing of the year, Formula Renault Eurocup runner-up Will Palmer repeated his Tuesday result of 13th for MP Motorsport.
Alesi went on to lead the afternoon session, when race runs were the priority ahead of next month’s season opener at the Spanish circuit.
Trident driver Alesi was 1.15s off Hubert’s earlier time, but was more than a quarter of a second clear of the next quickest driver in the afternoon, Jenzer’s Calderon.
Pedro Piquet, who is still to have a race deal with Trident confirmed for the coming season, came third.
Mazepin was the quickest of the ART drivers in 11th, one place ahead of Hughes, with Ilott 17th and Hughes 18th.
Alessio Lorandi suffered an early end to his pre-season when he was hit with engine failure just three laps into the morning session.
Combined day two times
|1||Anthoine Hubert||ART Grand Prix||1:31.751||1:35.499|
|2||Callum Ilott||ART Grand Prix||1:31.780||1:35.433|
|3||Jake Hughes||ART Grand Prix||1:31.983||1:34.724|
|4||Dorian Boccolacci||MP Motorsport||1:32.049||1:34.960|
|5||Leonardo Pulcini||Campos Racing||1:32.073||1:35.078|
|6||Nikita Mazepin||ART Grand Prix||1:32.290||1:34.404|
|7||Tatiana Calderon||Jenzer Motorsport||1:32.378||1:33.154|
|9||Julien Falchero||Arden International||1:32.418||1:35.629|
|10||Niko Kari||MP Motorsport||1:32.479||1:35.303|
|12||Simo Laaksonen||Campos Racing||1:32.520||1:33.802|
|13||Will Palmer||MP Motorsport||1:32.579||1:35.355|
|14||David Beckmann||Jenzer Motorsport||1:32.633||1:33.611|
|15||Juan Manuel Correa||Jenzer Motorsport||1:32.803||1:33.396|
|16||Joey Mawson||Arden International||1:32.839||1:33.606|
|17||Diego Menchaca||Campos Racing||1:32.914||1:33.635|
|19||Gabriel Aubry||Arden International||1:33.392||1:34.189|
|20||Alessio Lorandi||Trident||1:43.109||No time|