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Bahrain GP2 test: Rio Haryanto keeps Caterham on top

Rio Haryanto and Caterham team-mate Alexander Rossi locked out the top two spots on the second day of GP2's final pre-season test in Bahrain.

Both men set their fastest times in the morning, with Haryanto just edging proceedings with a 1m39.129s - three tenths of a second quicker than last year's pole time.

Rossi - quickest on the opening day - finished just four hundredths of a second down the road, with both men establishing a comfortable gap to the rest of the pack.

Julian Leal wound up as the pair's closest challenger, just ahead of last year's European Formula 3 champion Raffaele Marciello and DAMS' title-hopeful Jolyon Palmer.

2012 GP3 champion Mitch Evans and McLaren protege Stoffel Vandoorne were the only other drivers able to crack the 1m40s bracket.

Temperatures rose in the afternoon, but with the majority of the field switching focus to long runs the times were significantly slower.

MP Motorsport's Daniel de Jong wound up fastest with a 1m40.508s, followed closely by Johnny Cecotto and Leal.

Pre-season testing concludes on Friday, with the 2014 season opening at the Sakhir track on April 5-6.

Combined times from day two:

Pos  Driver               Team                Time       Gap      Laps
 1.  Rio Haryanto         Caterham            1m39.129s           67
 2.  Alexander Rossi      Caterham            1m39.173s  +0.044s  64
 3.  Julian Leal          Carlin              1m39.538s  +0.409s  43
 4.  Raffaele Marciello   Racing Engineering  1m39.704s  +0.575s  50
 5.  Jolyon Palmer        DAMS                1m39.854s  +0.725s  63
 6.  Mitch Evans          Russian Time        1m39.870s  +0.741s  42
 7.  Stoffel Vandoorne    ART                 1m39.913s  +0.784s  78
 8.  Stephane Richelmi    DAMS                1m40.045s  +0.916s  53
 9.  Rene Binder          Arden               1m40.126s  +0.997s  46
10.  Kimiya Sato          Campos              1m40.154s  +1.025s  58
11.  Nathanael Berthon    Lazarus             1m40.190s  +1.061s  50
12.  Artem Markelov       Russian Time        1m40.191s  +1.062s  44
13.  Conor Daly           Lazarus             1m40.233s  +1.104s  41
14.  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs  Rapax               1m40.250s  +1.121s  67
15.  Andre Negrao         Arden               1m40.314s  +1.185s  48
16.  Takuya Izawa         ART                 1m40.678s  +1.549s  76
17.  Felipe Nasr          Carlin              1m40.786s  +1.657s  50
18.  Arthur Pic           Campos              1m40.840s  +1.711s  64
19.  Johnny Cecotto       Trident             1m40.779s  +1.650s  34
20.  Vittorio Ghirelli    Trident             1m40.991s  +1.862s  39
21.  Daniel de Jong       MP                  1m41.041s  +1.912s  20
22.  Stefano Coletti      Racing Engineering  1m41.106s  +1.977s  48
23.  Jon Lancaster        MP                  1m41.166s  +2.037s  57
24.  Simon Trummer        Rapax               1m41.436s  +2.307s  58
25.  Facu Regalia         Hilmer              1m41.476s  +2.347s  64
26.  Daniel Abt           Hilmer              1m41.746s  +2.617s  40

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