Barcelona GP2 test: Red Bull's Gasly finishes on top for Prema

Red Bull protege Pierre Gasly remained on top for GP2 Series newcomer Prema Powerteam as the championship's first 2016 test ended at Barcelona on Friday

Barcelona GP2 test: Red Bull's Gasly finishes on top for Prema

Gasly's lap of 1m27.386s on the soft tyres in the morning was sufficient to leave him fastest for a second straight day.

He was two-and-a-half tenths of a second clear of Racing Engineering driver Norman Nato.

Gasly's team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi was third and best rookie, followed by Alex Lynn and Luca Ghiotto.

Wednesday pacesetter Sergey Sirotkin was in the mix at the front early on but went off at the first S-bend during a soft-tyre run so ended up 10th.

Other incidents during the day included a minor tangle between Raffaele Marciello and Rene Binder, and both Giovinazzi and Meindert van Buuren's cars stopping on track.

Times were slower in the afternoon session, Gustav Malja led the way ahead of GP3 graduate Jimmy Eriksson and Russian Time driver Artem Markelov.

GP2 testing resumes at Jerez on March 29, with the season not beginning until the Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend back at Barcelona in mid-May.

MORNING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m27.386s - 41
2 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m27.630s 0.244s 29
3 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m27.755s 0.369s 33
4 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m27.841s 0.455s 22
5 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m27.884s 0.498s 39
6 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m27.977s 0.591s 25
7 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m28.022s 0.636s 30
8 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m28.067s 0.681s 26
9 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m28.122s 0.736s 32
10 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m28.122s 0.736s 20
11 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m28.150s 0.764s 34
12 Rene Binder Carlin 1m28.240s 0.854s 19
13 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m28.296s 0.910s 34
14 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m28.335s 0.949s 35
15 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m28.421s 1.035s 33
16 Sergio Canamasas Status Grand Prix 1m28.491s 1.105s 35
17 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m28.599s 1.213s 12
18 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m28.744s 1.358s 39
19 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m28.871s 1.485s 43
20 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m29.433s 2.047s 32
21 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m29.450s 2.064s 34
22 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m29.662s 2.276s 39
23 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m29.755s 2.369s 39
24 Meindert van Buuren Status Grand Prix 1m30.007s 2.621s 29

AFTERNOON TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m28.719s - 40
2 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m29.263s 0.544s 30
3 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m29.425s 0.706s 19
4 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m29.474s 0.755s 25
5 Sergio Canamasas Status Grand Prix 1m29.586s 0.867s 34
6 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m29.678s 0.959s 30
7 Meindert van Buuren Status Grand Prix 1m30.555s 1.836s 25
8 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m31.845s 3.126s 32
9 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m32.723s 4.004s 50
10 Rene Binder Carlin 1m32.779s 4.060s 45
11 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m32.836s 4.117s 33
12 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m33.062s 4.343s 49
13 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m33.249s 4.530s 40
14 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m33.317s 4.598s 40
15 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m33.534s 4.815s 55
16 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m33.596s 4.877s 43
17 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m33.606s 4.887s 47
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m33.669s 4.950s 48
19 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m33.695s 4.976s 41
20 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m33.883s 5.164s 44
21 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m33.968s 5.249s 39
22 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m34.247s 5.528s 51
23 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m34.296s 5.577s 19
24 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m34.331s 5.612s 44

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