Jerez GP2 test: James Calado quickest on final day of running

James Calado was quickest as the first GP2 test of 2013 wrapped up at Jerez on Thursday

Jerez GP2 test: James Calado quickest on final day of running

Tom Dillmann, still hunting for a drive, had set the pace on the opening two days with new team Hilmer. But the German squad opted not to run on the final day bar a quick shakedown lap.

Day three began on a wet track, which did not fully dry until near lunchtime.

Auto GP champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs set the pace for another new squad, MP Motorsport, but his 1m26.442s was two seconds off the times that would be logged in the improved afternoon conditions.

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It was a strong showing for MP, though, with Quaife-Hobbs' team-mate Daniel de Jong fourth behind DAMS duo Stephane Richelmi and Marcus Ericsson.

Felipe Nasr and Formula Renault 3.5 champion Robin Frijns completed the top six.

Calado put his ART car on top with a 1m24.659s mid-afternoon and stayed there to the finish.

Rapax's Simon Trummer was his nearest rival, nearly 0.4 seconds adrift, ahead of Fabio Leimer, Stefano Coletti and the DAMS cars.

Top rookie was GP3 champion Mitch Evans in eighth place for Arden.

Morning times:

Pos  Driver               Team                Time       Gap        Laps
 1.  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs  MP                  1m26.442s             28
 2.  Stephane Richelmi    DAMS                1m26.884s  + 0.442s   21
 3.  Marcus Ericsson      DAMS                1m26.904s  + 0.462s   22
 4.  Daniel de Jong       MP                  1m27.025s  + 0.583s   32
 5.  Felipe Nasr          Carlin              1m27.121s  + 0.679s   17
 6.  Robin Frijns         Trident             1m27.156s  + 0.714s   12
 7.  Simon Trummer        Rapax               1m27.208s  + 0.766s   24
 8.  Stefano Coletti      Rapax               1m27.239s  + 0.797s   6
 9.  Nathanael Berthon    Trident             1m27.514s  + 1.072s   10
10.  Mitch Evans          Arden               1m27.560s  + 1.118s   18
11.  Kevin Giovesi        Lazarus             1m27.846s  + 1.404s   16
12.  Jolyon Palmer        Carlin              1m28.299s  + 1.857s   25
13.  Johnny Cecotto       Arden               1m28.379s  + 1.937s   21
14.  Jake Rosenzweig      Addax               1m28.489s  + 2.047s   15
15.  Rene Binder          Lazarus             1m29.147s  + 2.705s   13
16.  Rio Haryanto         Addax               1m29.303s  + 2.861s   23
17.  Sergio Canamasas     Caterham            1m29.303s  + 2.861s   23
18.  Ma Qing Hua          Caterham            1m30.372s  + 3.930s   23
19.  James Calado         ART                 1m48.064s  + 21.622s  12
20.  Daniel Abt           ART                 1m56.592s  + 30.150s  12
21.  Tom Dillmann         Hilmer                                    1
22.  Julian Leal          Racing Engineering                        6
23.  Fabio Leimer         Racing Engineering                        1

Afternoon times:

Pos  Driver               Team                Time       Gap        Laps
 1.  James Calado         ART                 1m24.659s             54
 2.  Simon Trummer        Rapax               1m25.045s  + 0.386s   26
 3.  Fabio Leimer         Racing Engineering  1m25.133s  + 0.474s   27
 4.  Stefano Coletti      Rapax               1m25.138s  + 0.479s   35
 5.  Stephane Richelmi    DAMS                1m25.148s  + 0.489s   38
 6.  Marcus Ericsson      DAMS                1m25.269s  + 0.610s   39
 7.  Jolyon Palmer        Carlin              1m25.276s  + 0.617s   38
 8.  Mitch Evans          Arden               1m25.309s  + 0.650s   41
 9.  Julian Leal          Racing Engineering  1m25.318s  + 0.659s   44
10.  Kevin Giovesi        Lazarus             1m25.497s  + 0.838s   40
11.  Robin Frijns         Trident             1m25.572s  + 0.913s   23
12.  Daniel Abt           ART                 1m25.695s  + 1.036s   56
13.  Johnny Cecotto       Arden               1m25.829s  + 1.170s   37
14.  Sergio Canamasas     Caterham            1m25.833s  + 1.174s   47
15.  Rene Binder          Lazarus             1m25.862s  + 1.203s   17
16.  Felipe Nasr          Carlin              1m25.883s  + 1.224s   33
17.  Ma Qing Hua          Caterham            1m25.896s  + 1.237s   43
18.  Daniel de Jong       MP                  1m25.959s  + 1.300s   31
19.  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs  MP                  1m26.031s  + 1.372s   39
20.  Nathanael Berthon    Trident             1m26.049s  + 1.390s   21
21.  Jake Rosenzweig      Addax               1m26.133s  + 1.474s   43
22.  Rio Haryanto         Addax               1m26.767s  + 2.108s   38
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