Narain Karthikeyan set the pace in the final pre-season test for this year's Dallara Nissan World Series, held at the Jarama circuit in Spain yesterday (Wednesday)
Carlin Motorsport dominated the test at the circuit that will host the opening round of the championship, with Karthikeyan's team-mate Bruce Jouanny setting the second fastest time, 0.211s slower than the Indian.
"There were a lot of red flags but we manahed to make some clear laps using fresh Michelin tyres," said Karthikeyan. "We would like to start the season here at El Jarama with some top positions. Carlin Motorsport is adapting very well to this new series. I'm very confident."
Former Arrows Formula 1 driver Enrique Bernoldi set the third best time for RC Motorsport, ahead of Frenchman Franck Montagny.
Narain Kartikeyan Carlin Motorsport 1m22.221s Bruce Jouanny Carlin Motorsport 1m22.432s Enrique Bernoldi RC Motorsport 1m22.545s Franck Montagny Gabord Competición 1m22.581s Felix Porteiro KTR 1m22.687s Paul Edwards KTR 1m23 177s Tuka Rocha 1m23.248s Heikki Kovalainen Gabord Competición 1m23.260s Polo Villaamil RC Motorsport 1m23.293s Stephane Sarrazin Racing Engineering 1m23.347s
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