Quaife-Hobbs fastest in second practice for Auto GP round at Algarve
|By Peter Mills||Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:43 GMT|
Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs set the fastest time in Auto GP's second free practice session at the Autodromo Algarve.
The Briton posted a time of 1m33.095s that was just 0.011s faster than Super Nova team-mate Victor Guerin in a session twice interrupted by red flags.
The second stoppage, caused when Facu Regalia's Campos Racing Lola came to a halt at Turn 6, denied Quaife-Hobbs' rivals from challenging his position in the final minute of the half hour session.
Brazilian Guerin was the only leading runner to use a set of new Kumho tyres.
Slowed by brake balance and electrical problems on Thursday, Sergio Campana's Portimao weekend continued to gather momentum. The MLR 71 racer repeated his FP1 position of third, set on new tyres owing to his limited Thursday running.
FP1 pacesetter Pal Varhaug took fourth for Vurtuosi UK. Manor MP Motorsport's Daniel de Jong was fifth, 0.017s ahead of Valencia winner Sergey Sirotkin (Euronova Racing).
Lazarus GP2 driver Giancarlo Serenelli brought out the first red flag when his Ombra Racing machine encountered technical trouble at Turn 5 a third of the way into the session.
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. A.Quaife-Hobbs Supernova International 1m33.095s 12 2. Victor Guerin Supernova International 1m33.106s + 0.011 13 3. Sergio Campana MLR 71 1m33.375s + 0.280 12 4. Pal Varhaug Virtuosi UK 1m33.457s + 0.362 12 5. Daniel de Jong Manor MP Motorsport 1m33.682s + 0.587 14 6. Sergey Sirotkin Euronova Racing 1m33.699s + 0.604 13 7. Facu Regalia Campos Racing 1m33.919s + 0.824 11 8. J.C.Sistos Zele Racing 1m33.978s + 0.883 9 9. Sten Pentus Zele Racing 1m34.046s + 0.951 14 10. C.van der Drift Manor MP Motorsport 1m34.068s + 0.973 11 11. Antonio Spavone Euronova Racing 1m34.080s + 0.985 12 12. Maxim Snegirev Campos Racing 1m34.439s + 1.344 14 13. G.Cipriani Campos Racing 1m34.997s + 1.902 14 14. F.Dracone Virtuosi UK 1m35.216s + 2.121 14 15. G.Serenelli Ombra Racing 1m35.504s + 2.409 4 16. Michele La Rosa MLR 71 1m36.285s + 3.190 13