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Turvey leads iSport 1-2 in practice

Oliver Turvey, iSport, Bahrain practice 2010Oliver Turvey and Davide Valsecchi gave GP2 Asia champion squad iSport a one-two in the opening free practice session for the season finale in Bahrain this morning.

Running on the revised circuit configuration for the first time, the duo were half a tenth apart at the top of the times, with Turvey just edging out his champion team-mate in the closing stages of the half hour session.

Luiz Razia made an impressive return to GP2 by fighting for the top spot for Rapax. He eventually ended up third, only 0.01 seconds down on Valsecchi's time.

Meritus driver Alexander Rossi was also within a tenth of first place as he took fourth. The American has to take a ten place grid penalty after qualifying today as a punishment for his incidents with Fabio Leimer at the previous meeting. Rossi's team-mate Luca Filippi completed the top five.

Among the other returnees for this weekend, Dani Clos was back in 19th after reclaiming his Trident seat from Adrian Zaugg, while Rodolfo Gonzalez - who is at Addax in place of Sergio Perez in Bahrain - was 22nd.

Pos  Driver                Team        Time       Gap
 1.  Oliver Turvey         iSport      2m08.459s
 2.  Davide Valsecchi      iSport      2m08.512s  + 0.053s
 3.  Luiz Razia            Rapax       2m08.522s  + 0.063s
 4.  Alexander Rossi       Meritus     2m08.530s  + 0.071s
 5.  Luca Filippi          Meritus     2m08.664s  + 0.205s
 6.  Javier Villa          Arden       2m08.879s  + 0.420s
 7.  Alvaro Parente        Coloni      2m08.938s  + 0.479s
 8.  Sam Bird              ART         2m09.397s  + 0.938s
 9.  Charles Pic           Arden       2m09.410s  + 0.951s
10.  Jules Bianchi         ART         2m09.466s  + 1.007s
11.  Giacomo Ricci         DPR         2m09.726s  + 1.267s
12.  Christian Vietoris    DAMS        2m09.952s  + 1.493s
13.  Edoardo Piscopo       DAMS        2m09.974s  + 1.515s
14.  Fabio Leimer          Ocean       2m10.145s  + 1.686s
15.  Vladimir Arabadzhiev  Rapax       2m10.333s  + 1.874s
16.  Michael Herck         DPR         2m10.420s  + 1.961s
17.  Max Chilton           Addax       2m10.481s  + 2.022s
18.  Yelmer Buurman        Ocean       2m10.681s  + 2.222s
19.  Dani Clos             Trident     2m10.684s  + 2.225s
20.  Will Bratt            Coloni      2m10.900s  + 2.441s
21.  Josef Kral            Super Nova  2m11.051s  + 2.592s
22.  Rodolfo Gonzalez      Addax       2m12.058s  + 3.599s
23.  Jake Rosenzweig       Super Nova  2m12.586s  + 4.127s
24.  Plamen Kralev         Trident     2m13.636s  + 5.177s
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