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David Fumanelli sets record pace as GP3 Estoril test ends

David FumanelliDavid Fumanelli topped the times on the second and final day of GP3 post-season testing at the Estoril circuit.

The MW Arden driver set his fastest lap in the morning - setting a new GP3 track record - and then retained the top spot when rain hit the Portuguese circuit in the afternoon.

His lap of 1m30.261s was less than a tenth of a second quicker than Daniil Kvyat in the second MW Arden machine, with Tio Ellinas third fastest in the Manor car.

Lewis Williamson (Atech CRS) and Robert Visoiu (MW Arden) completed the top five in the morning session and overall, as the rain made the afternoon laptimes over 12 seconds slower.

There were several red flags during the day, after spins for Eric Lichtenstein (Carlin), Mario Marasca (Trident Racing) and Meindert Van Buuren (Atech), and technical issues for the Lotus car of Jack Harvey.

GP3 teams will be back to work next year when they begin testing the new-for 2013 car that will make its debut next year.

Pos  Driver               Team            Time       Gap
 1.  David Fumanelli      MW Arden        1m30.261s
 2.  Daniil Kvyat         MW Arden        1m30.353s  + 0.092s
 3.  Tio Ellinas          Manor           1m30.629s  + 0.368s
 4.  Lewis Williamson     Atech CRS       1m30.719s  + 0.458s
 5.  Robert Visoiu        MW Arden        1m30.804s  + 0.543s
 6.  Eric Lichtenstein    Carlin          1m31.018s  + 0.757s
 7.  Jack Harvey          Lotus GP        1m31.074s  + 0.813s
 8.  Miki Weckstrom       Status          1m31.109s  + 0.848s
 9.  Alex Fontana         Jenzer          1m31.262s  + 1.001s
10.  Adderly Fong         Manor           1m31.270s  + 1.009s
11.  Giovanni Venturini   Status          1m31.411s  + 1.150s
12.  Mario Marasca        Trident         1m31.606s  + 1.345s
13.  Roberto la Rocca     Atech CRS       1m31.624s  + 1.363s
14.  Meindart van Buuren  Atech CRS       1m31.821s  + 1.560s
15.  Samin Gomez          Jenzer          1m32.219s  + 1.958s
16.  Emanuele Zonzini     Lotus           1m32.316s  + 2.055s
17.  Ryan Cullen          Status          1m32.897s  + 2.636s
18.  Emanuele Piva        Trident         1m33.364s  + 3.103s
19.  Steel Guiliana       Carlin          1m34.125s  + 3.864s
20.  Sheban Siddiqi       Lotus           1m35.611s  + 5.350s

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