Di Grassi leads the way at Paul Ricard

Lucas di Grassi moved to the top of times on the second day of GP2 testing at the Paul Ricard circuit

Di Grassi leads the way at Paul Ricard

The Brazilian, second quickest yesterday, shot to the head of the timesheets in the afternoon session, with a best lap of 1:08.841.

Di Grassi, who yesterday made his debut with the Racing Engineering team, finished less than a tenth ahead of rookie team-mate Dani Clos, who completed a promising day, having also shone in the morning.

Pastor Maldonado was third fastest for ART Grand Prix, with Roman Grosjean, who topped the times in the morning, having to settle for fourth place with Campos.

Yesterday's pace-setter Javier Villa was down in fifth today.

The layout used for today's session was the 2A, which includes a long straight the teams used to work on their high speed configurations and engine mapping.

The test continues tomorrow.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Romain Grosjean Barwa Campos Team 1:09.015 34 2. Dani Clos Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:09.047 43 3. Javier Villa Super Nova Racing 1:09.077 33 4. Pastor Maldonado ART Grand Prix 1:09.122 41 5. Michael Herck DPR 1:09.169 37 6. Lucas Di Grassi Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:09.180 33 7. Alvaro Parente Ocean Racing Technology 1:09.215 35 8. Andreas Zuber Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:09.221 38 9. Jerome d'Ambrosio Dams 1:09.335 38 10. Nico Hulkenberg ART Grand Prix 1:09.335 41 11. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1:09.367 45 12. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet GP 1:09.417 38 13. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:09.422 36 14. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:09.524 36 15. Alberto Valerio Piquet GP 1:09.525 36 16. Vitaly Petrov Barwa Campos Team 1:09.567 19 17. Karun Chandhok Ocean Racing Technology 1:09.576 31 18. Diego Nunes iSport International 1:09.578 57 19. Giedo Van der Garde iSport International 1:09.653 33 20. Edoardo Mortara Telmex Arden International 1:09.769 25 21. Hamad Al Fardan Trident Racing 1:09.811 35 22. Luiz Razia Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:10.102 45 23. Davide Rigon Trident Racing 1:10.393 52 24. Sergio Perez Telmex Arden International 1:10.466 32 

Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Lucas Di Grassi Racing Engineering 1:08.841 39 2. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:08.961 44 3. Pastor Maldonado ART Grand Prix 1:08.985 33 4. Javier Villa Super Nova Racing 1:09.076 38 5. Vitaly Petrov Campos Team 1:09.100 30 6. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:09.220 46 7. Nico Hulkenberg ART Grand Prix 1:09.326 30 8. Jerome D Ambrosio Dams 1:09.383 30 9. Romain Grosjean Campos Team 1:09.424 38 10. Davide Rigon Trident Racing 1:09.429 41 11. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1:09.437 35 12. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet GP 1:09.469 31 13. Alberto Valerio Piquet GP 1:09.527 30 14. Karun Chandhok Ocean Racing Technology 1:09.564 25 15. Andreas Zuber FMS International 1:09.564 13 16. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:09.598 17 17. Hamad Al Fardan Trident Racing 1:09.604 45 18. Sergio Perez Arden International 1:09.649 42 19. Diego Nunes iSport International 1:09.815 37 20. Michael Herck DPR 1:09.831 33 21. Giedo Van der Garde iSport International 1:10.170 37 22. Nelson Panciatici Durango 1:10.231 28 23. Giacomo Ricci DPR 1:10.604 24 
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