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Antonio Felix da Costa fastest for Carlin as Barcelona GP3 test ends

Antonio Felix da Costa, Carlin, Catalunya GP3 testingCarlin's Antonio Felix da Costa led the way on day two of GP3 testing at Barcelona.

Da Costa's time of 1m37.934s came in the morning session, with Daniel Abt going fastest for Lotus in the afternoon.

MW Arden duo Matias Laine and Mitch Evans - Monday's pacesetter - were da Costa's closest rivals in session one, followed by Auto GP champion Kevin Ceccon, who was fourth for Trident despite bringing out the red flags with a quick spin.

Ceccon was quickest of the newcomers, as series returnees Marlon Stockinger (Status) and Conor Daly (Lotus) completed the top six, with Jenzer's rookie duo Robert Visoiu and Patric Niederhauser next up.

In the afternoon, Jenzer's Maxim Zimin and Manor's Tio Ellinas were second and third behind Abt, followed by Tamas Pal Kiss for Atech CRS, Visoiu and da Costa.

Abt's session-topping performance in the afternoon made up for some mileage lost to an oil leak in the morning, when he was the cause of one of the red flags. Atech CRS' Ethan Ringel prompted stoppages in both sessions - spinning into the gravel in the morning and stopping on track later on, while Trident's Vicky Piria caused the final red flag of the day with a late spin.

Testing resumes at Silverstone next month.

Morning session:

Pos  Driver                  Team       Time       Gap
 1.  Antonio Felix da Costa  Carlin     1m37.934s
 2.  Matias Laine            MW Arden   1m37.993s  + 0.059s
 3.  Mitch Evans             MW Arden   1m38.154s  + 0.220s
 4.  Kevin Ceccon            Trident    1m38.239s  + 0.305s
 5.  Marlon Stockinger       Status     1m38.283s  + 0.349s
 6.  Conor Daly              Lotus      1m38.322s  + 0.388s
 7.  Robert Visoiu           Jenzer     1m38.391s  + 0.457s
 8.  Patric Niederhauser     Jenzer     1m38.452s  + 0.518s
 9.  Aaro Vainio             Lotus      1m38.469s  + 0.535s
10.  William Buller          Carlin     1m38.471s  + 0.537s
11.  David Fumanelli         MW Arden   1m38.542s  + 0.608s
12.  Tamas Pal Kiss          Atech CRS  1m38.593s  + 0.659s
13.  Tio Ellinas             Manor      1m38.603s  + 0.669s
14.  Maxim Zimin             Jenzer     1m38.692s  + 0.758s
15.  Dmitry Suranovich       Manor      1m38.955s  + 1.021s
16.  Antonio Spavone         Trident    1m38.977s  + 1.043s
17.  Alex Brundle            Carlin     1m39.129s  + 1.195s
18.  Yann Zimmer             Status     1m39.153s  + 1.219s
19.  Fabiano Machado         Manor      1m39.318s  + 1.384s
20.  Vicky Piria             Trident    1m39.348s  + 1.414s
21.  Kotaro Sakurai          Status     1m39.419s  + 1.485s
22.  Daniel Abt              Lotus      1m39.492s  + 1.558s
23.  Ethan Ringel            Atech CRS  1m39.785s  + 1.851s
24.  Robert Cregan           Ocean      1m40.601s  + 2.667s
25.  John Wartique           Atech CRS  1m40.930s  + 2.996s
26.  Carmen Jorda            Ocean      1m41.997s  + 4.063s

Afternoon session:

Pos  Driver                  Team       Time       Gap
 1.  Daniel Abt              Lotus      1m38.760s
 2.  Maxim Zimin             Jenzer     1m39.027s  + 0.267s
 3.  Tio Ellinas             Manor      1m39.058s  + 0.298s
 4.  Tamas Pal Kiss          Atech CRS  1m39.321s  + 0.561s
 5.  Robert Visoiu           Jenzer     1m39.354s  + 0.594s
 6.  Antonio Felix da Costa  Carlin     1m39.379s  + 0.619s
 7.  Mitch Evans             MW Arden   1m39.635s  + 0.875s
 8.  Kotaro Sakurai          Status     1m39.646s  + 0.886s
 9.  Marlon Stockinger       Status     1m39.690s  + 0.930s
10.  Fabiano Machado         Manor      1m39.791s  + 1.031s
11.  Patric Niederhauser     Jenzer     1m39.946s  + 1.186s
12.  Conor Daly              Lotus      1m40.014s  + 1.254s
13.  Dmitry Suranovich       Manor      1m40.016s  + 1.256s
14.  William Buller          Carlin     1m40.076s  + 1.316s
15.  Matias Laine            MW Arden   1m40.329s  + 1.569s
16.  Alex Brundle            Carlin     1m40.344s  + 1.584s
17.  Aaro Vainio             Lotus      1m40.638s  + 1.878s
18.  Antonio Spavone         Trident    1m40.902s  + 2.142s
19.  David Fumanelli         MW Arden   1m40.977s  + 2.217s
20.  Kevin Ceccon            Trident    1m41.012s  + 2.252s
21.  John Wartique           Atech CRS  1m41.075s  + 2.315s
22.  Robert Cregan           Ocean      1m41.197s  + 2.437s
23.  Ethan Ringel            Atech CRS  1m41.582s  + 2.822s
24.  Vicky Piria             Trident    1m42.192s  + 3.432s
25.  Carmen Jorda            Ocean      1m42.878s  + 4.118s
26.  Yann Zimmer             Status
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