Di Grassi stays on top in Ricard test

Lucas di Grassi remained quickest on the final day of this week's GP2 test at Paul Ricard

Di Grassi stays on top in Ricard test

As the teams switched to the French track's short 2D layout for day three, Racing Engineering driver di Grassi's 1:09.536 lap from the morning session stood as the day's benchmark.

Vitaly Petrov (Campos) was second, 0.122 seconds behind the former Renault Formula 1 test driver.

Andreas Zuber completed the top three for Fisichella Motor Sport, following by ART's Pastor Maldonando and Wednesday pace-setter Javier Villa (Super Nova).

Alberto Valerio continued the improved form he has demonstrated since joining the Piquet team by taking sixth place, while Alvaro Parente showed promising pace for Tiago Montiago's Ocean Racing Technology squad, ending a tough week with seventh position today.

The second pre-season GP2 test takes place at Barcelona in a fortnight.

Friday's combined times:

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Lucas di Grassi Racing Engineering 1:09.536 2. Vitaly Petrov Campos 1:09.658 3. Andreas Zuber Fisichella 1:09.663 4. Pastor Maldonado ART 1:09.691 5. Javier Villa Super Nova 1:09.875 6. Alberto Valerio Piquet 1:09.920 7. Alvaro Parente Ocean 1:09.941 8. Kamui Kobayashi DAMS 1:09.968 9. Nico Hulkenberg ART 1:09.980 10. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:09.981 11. Michael Herck DPR 1:09.982 12. Luca Filippi Super Nova 1:10.054 13. Jerome d'Ambrosio DAMS 1:10.054 14. Romain Grosjean Campos 1:10.080 15. Edoardo Mortara Arden 1:10.195 16. Sergio Perez Arden 1:10.204 17. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:10.235 18. Davide Rigon Trident 1:10.257 19. Karun Chandhok Ocean 1:10.274 20. Giedo van der Garde iSport 1:10.419 21. Diego Nunes iSport 1:10.553 22. Hamad Al Fardan Trident 1:10.612 23. Giacomo Ricci DPR 1:10.732 24. Luiz Razia Fisichella 1:10.749 25. Nelson Panciatici Durango 1:10.861 26. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet 1:10.864 

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