Local team Racing Engineering topped the times for a second straight day in the GP2 pre-season test at Jerez, with Jordan King taking his turn to set the pace.
With a time of 1m24.429s set early in?the morning session, King was 0.116 seconds ahead of Prema rookie?Antonio Giovinazzi, with ART’s?Nobuharu Matsushita?third.
The same three teams occupied the next three positions, with Pierre Gasly (Prema) fourth ahead of?Norman Nato?- who was fastest on Tuesday for the outfit?from nearby Sanlucar – and?Sergey Sirotkin?(ART).
Alex Lynn was best of the rest in seventh for DAMS in front of the Rapax pair of?Arthur Pic and?Gustav Malja and Trident’s?Luca Ghiotto.
Malja was fastest in the afternoon, but almost two seconds adrift of King’s earlier time. Lynn and Giovinazzi followed, in front of Russian Time’s?Artem?Markelov?and MP Motorsport man?Daniel De Jong.
The morning session was interrupted by three red flags, with?Raffaele Marciello and Sirotkin making contact with the barriers and Ghiotto stopping on track. Marciello triggered another halt in the afternoon when he came to a stop.
Combined day two results
|Pos||Driver||Team||Session 1||Session 2|
|1||Jordan King||Racing Engineering||1:24.429||1:31.010|
|2||Antonio Giovinazzi||Prema Racing||1:24.545||1:26.750|
|3||Nobuharu Matsushita||ART Grand Prix||1:24.579||1:31.094|
|4||Pierre Gasly||Prema Racing||1:24.594||1:30.762|
|5||Norman Nato||Racing Engineering||1:24.634||1:30.392|
|6||Sergey Sirotkin||ART Grand Prix||1:24.689||1:31.285|
|12||Raffaele Marciello||Russian Time||1:25.241||1:31.840|
|14||Mitch Evans||Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing||1:25.398||1:27.328|
|15||Oliver Rowland||MP Motorsport||1:25.671||1:27.651|
|16||Daniel de Jong||MP Motorsport||1:25.763||1:27.044|
|17||Artem Markelov||Russian Time||1:25.867||1:27.000|
|18||Jimmy Eriksson||Arden International||1:26.081||1:27.662|
|19||Sean Gelael||Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing||1:26.136||1:29.235|
|20||Philo Paz Armand||Trident||1:26.301||1:31.668|
|21||Nabil Jeffri||Arden International||1:26.493||1:28.228|