Gutierrez keeps Lotus at the top of the timesheets as GP2's Barcelona test ends

Esteban Gutierrez kept himself and Lotus at the top of the timesheets as GP2's final pre-season test at Barcelona came to a close

Gutierrez keeps Lotus at the top of the timesheets as GP2's Barcelona test ends

The Mexican, fastest on the second day of testing yesterday, went fastest with a 1m29.154s set in the final hour of the morning's running.

That was enough to edge Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) by just over one tenth of a second.

Rapax's Tom Dillmann ended the day third fastest, the 22-year-old Frenchman also setting the fastest time in the slower afternoon session.

Carlin's Max Chilton was just one thousandth of a second down the road in fourth, ahead of Caterham's Giedo van der Garde and the second Lotus of James Calado.

Day one pacesetter Fabrizio Crestani (Venezuela GP Lazarus) ended the final day in seventh, with Nigel Melker (Ocean) eighth and Fabio Onidi - whose early off at Turn 4 caused the first of several red flags - ninth fastest for Coloni.

Stephane Richelmi (Trident) rounded out the top ten, the 21-year-old getting within six tenths of Gutierrez's benchmark.

The first round of the 2012 GP2 championships commences on 24/25 March at Sepang.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP 1:29.154 25 2. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:29.318 26 3. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:29.455 25 4. Max Chilton Carlin 1:29.456 25 5. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:29.490 15 6. James Calado Lotus GP 1:29.599 19 7. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:29.581 27 8. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:29.632 36 9. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:29.679 23 10. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:29.694 28 11. Luiz Razia Arden International 1:29.748 26 12. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:29.849 22 13. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:29.977 20 14. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:30.031 29 15. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:30.047 18 16. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:30.055 20 17. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:30.075 38 18. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:30.211 35 19. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1:30.250 30 20. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1:30.287 28 21. Simon Trummer Arden International 1:30.477 23 22. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:30.680 24 23. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1:30.724 29 24. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:31.029 25 25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:31.766 24 26. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:32.872 35
Afternoon times:
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1:29.705 33 2. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1:29.918 24 3. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:30.385 13 4. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1:30.740 36 5. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1:30.890 26 6. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1:31.175 31 7. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1:31.197 37 8. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:31.324 25 9. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1:31.352 36 10. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1:31.406 35 11. Luiz Razia Arden International 1:31.611 56 12. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1:32.295 28 13. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1:32.339 31 14. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1:32.364 51 15. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:32.923 41 16. Max Chilton Carlin 1:33.459 52 17. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:33.529 22 18. James Calado Lotus GP 1:33.579 52 19. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP 1:33.847 52 20. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1:34.086 52 21. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1:34.088 40 22. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1:34.495 39 23. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:34.521 34 24. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1:34.750 46 25. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1:35.312 15 26. Simon Trummer Arden International -- 1 
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