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GP2 Test Jerez
31/03/2016 - 9.30h Jordan King ends on top on day 2...

It has been a fruitful day for Briton Jordan King who set the best laptime in a 1:24.449 in the morning session - one tenth quicker than rookie Antonio Giovinazzi and Nobuharu Matsushita. In the afternoon, Rapax Gustav Malja was quickest.

Cold temperatures and sunny conditions graced the paddock this morning on day 2 of the second pre-season test at Circuito de Jerez, Spain. When the track went green, the pair of DAMS drivers were first to feed onto the track, soon followed by the rest of the field. King set the early pace in 1:26.048 on Hard Pirelli tyres but Sergey Sirotkin bettered the Briton’s laptime and topped the timesheets in a 1:25.710. Thirty minutes into the session, all cars had completed at least one installation lap. Yesterday’s quickest driver Norman Nato was the first man to dip under 1m25s but Giovinazzi found some extra pace to lap the Spanish track in a 1:24.545. King reclaimed P1 after improving on the Italian’s best time by one tenth.

One hour into the session, Medium Pirelli tyres made an appearance on several cars. There was a first short red flag period courtesy of Raffaele Marciello who ran wide at Turn 14 and clipped the barrier before returning to the pits. Soon after the restart, Sirotkin caused a second red flag period by clipping the barrier at Turn 15. The remaining two hours of the session saw the teams concentrate on their testing programme.

In the closing stages, the proceedings were shortly halted for a third time after Luca Ghiotto stopped on track between turns 7 and 8. At the chequered flag, King remained top ahead of Giovinazzi and Matsushita. Pierre Gasly, Nato, Sirotkin, Alex Lynn, Arthur Pic, Gustav Malja and Ghiotto completed the top ten.

The afternoon session opened in warmer temperatures with Swede Gustav Malja setting the early pace in a 1:26.319. In the opening hour, Marciello caused a brief red flag period after he stopped on track between Turns 6 and 7. After the restart, teams and drivers focused mainly on long runs, practice starts and pit stops. The remainder of the day was trouble-free with Racing Engineering’s King completing the most laps (72).

When the session concluded, Malja headed Lynn and Giovinazzi. Artem Markelov, Daniël De Jong, Nicholas Latifi, Mitch Evans, Pic, Ghiotto and Oliver Rowland rounded the top ten.

Tomorrow Day 3 morning session will start at 09.00, local time. There will be a one-hour lunch break before the afternoon session which will run until 16.00.

Morning session

1 - Jordan King - Racing Engineering - 1'24"429 - 22 laps
2 - Antonio Giovinazzi - Prema - 1'24"545 - 30 laps
3 - Nobuharu Matsushita - ART - 1'24"579 - 35 laps
4 - Pierre Gasly - Prema - 1'24"594 - 32 laps
5 - Norman Nato - Racing Engineering - 1'24"634 - 22 laps
6 - Sergey Sirotkin - ART - 1'24"689 - 25 laps
7 - Alex Lynn - DAMS - 1'24"696 - 25 laps
8 - Arthur Pic - Rapax - 1'25"049 - 32 laps
9 - Gustav Malja - Rapax - 1'25"088 - 30 laps
10 - Luca Ghiotto - Trident - 1'25"098 - 21 laps
11 - Marvin Kirchhöfer - Carlin - 1'25"202 - 36 laps
12 - Raffaele Marciello - Russian Time - 1'25"241 - 29 laps
13 - Nicholas Latifi - DAMS - 1’25"259 - 25 laps
14 - Mitch Evans - Campos - 1'25"398 - 31 laps
15 - Oliver Rowland - MP Motorsport - 1'25"671 - 25 laps
16 - Danïel de Jong - MP Motorsport - 1'25"763 - 24 laps
17 - Artem Markelov - Russian Time - 1'25"867 - 30 laps
18 - Jimmy Eriksson - Arden - 1'26"081 - 29 laps
19 - Sean Gelael - Campos - 1'26"136 - 34 laps
20 - Philo Paz Armand - Trident - 1'26"301 - 31 laps
21 - Nabil Jeffri - Arden - 1'26"493 - 31 laps

Afternoon session

1 - Gustav Malja - Rapax - 1'26"319 - 30 laps
2 - Alex Lynn - DAMS - 1'26"340 - 24 laps
3 - Antonio Giovinazzi - Prema - 1'26"750 - 24 laps
4 - Artem Markelov - Russian Time - 1'27"000 - 45 laps
5 - Daniël De Jong - MP Motorsport - 1'27"044 - 19 laps
6 - Nicholas Latifi - DAMS - 1'27"060 - 30 laps
7 - Mitch Evans - Campos - 1'27"328 - 29 laps
8 - Arthur Pic - Rapax - 1'27"341 - 20 laps
9 - Luca Ghiotto - Trident - 1'27"612 - 5 laps
10 - Oliver Rowland - MP Motorsport - 1'27"651 - 19 laps
11 - Jimmy Eriksson - Arden - 1'27"662 - 42 laps
12 - Nabil Jeffri - Arden - 1'28"228 - 27 laps
13 - Sean Gelael - Campos - 1'29"235 - 41 laps
14 - Norman Nato - Racing Engineering - 1'30"392 - 57 laps
15 - Pierre Gasly - Prema - 1'30"762 - 46 laps
16 - Jordan King - Racing Engineering - 1'31"010 - 72 laps
17 - Nobuharu Matsushita - ART - 1'31"094 - 56 laps
18 - Sergey Sirotkin - ART - 1'31"285 - 49 laps
19 - Marvin Kirchhofer - Carlin - 1'31"346 - 38 laps
20 - Philo Paz Armand - Trident - 1'31"668 - 36 laps
21 - Raffaele Marciello - Russian Time - 1'31"840 - 15 laps

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