Di Grassi on top for ART in testing

Lucas di Grassi finished the second day of GP2 testing at Paul Ricard at the top of the timesheets

Di Grassi on top for ART in testing

Reigning champions ART showed a return to form as di Grassi set the pace in both the morning and afternoon sessions, while Michael Ammermuller was third fastest on the day.

The pair were run close by the iSport duo of Andreas Zuber and Timo Glock, who were second and fourth fastest respectively.

Borja Garcia was best of the rest with the fifth quickest time for Durango, while rookie Kazuki Nakajima was sixth fastest for DAMS.

The French squad had shown promise in the morning session when Nicolas Lapierre was third quickest, although he would finish the day outside of the top 10.

Nakajima's countryman Kohei Hirate was seventh fastest for Trident Racing, while Karun Chandhok helped his chances of landing a drive with Durango by setting the eighth quickest time.

Luca Filippi was ninth fastest for Super Nova, while Giorgio Pantano was only 10th after being quickest on the first day, when the cars used a different track layout at the French track.

Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Lucas di Grassi ART Grand Prix 1:09.768 50 2. Andreas Zuber Isport International 1:09.847 48 3. Michael Ammermuller ART Grand Prix 1:09.990 46 4. Timo Glock Isport International 1:10.044 46 5. Borja Garcia Durango 1:10.175 38 6. Kazuki Nakajima DAMS 1:10.193 66 7. Kohei Hirate Trident Racing 1:10.200 45 8. Karun Chandhok Durango 1:10.232 40 9. Luca Filippi Super Nova Int. 1:10.250 35 10. Giorgio Pantano Campos Grand Prix 1:10.252 54 11. Mike Conway Super Nova Int. 1:10.288 44 12. Nicolas Lapierre DAMS 1:10.356 56 13. Franck Perera Racing Engineering 1:10.408 53 14. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:10.412 41 15. Bruno Senna Arden International 1:10.417 53 16. Antonio Pizzonia Petrol Ofisi FMS 1:10.418 46 17. Pastor Maldonado Trident Racing 1:10.492 46 18. Ricardo Risatti BCN Competicion 1:10.493 30 19. Roldan Rodriguez Minardi Piquet Sports 1:10.598 55 20. Jason Tahinci Petrol Ofisi FMS Int. 1:10.741 49 21. Alexandre Negrao Minardi Piquet Sports 1:10.885 48 22. Adrian Zaugg Arden International 1:11.038 45 23. Christian Bakkerud DPR 1:11.219 37 24. Andy Soucek DPR 1:11.287 50 25. Vitaly Petrov Campos Grand Prix 1:11.409 52 26. Sakon Yamamoto BCN Competicion 1:11.527 47 

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Lucas Di Grassi ART Grand Prix 1:10.464 42 2. Nicolas Lapierre DAMS 1:11.094 38 3. Alexandre Negrao Minardi Piquet Sports 1:11.122 26 4. Michael Ammermulle ART Grand Prix 1:11.254 41 5. Kazuki Nakajima DAMS 1:11.378 27 6. Karun Chandhok Durango 1:11.455 20 7. Antonio Pizzonia Petrol Ofisi FMS Int. 1:11.482 21 8. Roldan Rodriguez Minardi Piquet Sports 1:11.617 28 9. Ricardo Risatti BCN Competicion 1:11.689 28 10. Mike Conway Super Nova International 1:11.690 37 11. Andreas Zuber Isport International 1:11.702 45 12. Borja Garcia Durango 1:11.935 21 13. Sakon Yamamoto BCN Competicion 1:11.941 43 14. Andy Soucek DPR 1:12.013 31 15. Christian Bakkerud DPR 1:12.211 35 16. Pastor Maldonado Trident Racing 1:12.281 25 17. Luca Filippi Super Nova International 1:12.428 29 18. Vitaly Petrov Campos Grand Prix 1:12.551 21 19. Timo Glock Isport International 1:12.675 42 20. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:12.826 36 21. Franck Perera Racing Engineering 1:13.004 35 22. Bruno Senna Arden International 1:13.441 34 23. Adrian Zaugg Arden International 1:18.769 23 24. Kohei Hirate Trident Racing 1:22.752 9 25. Jason Tahinci Petrol Ofisi FMS Int. 1:26.761 36 26. Giorgio Pantano Campos Grand Prix 1:36.522 14 
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