Jerez GP2 test: Racing Engineering's Jordan King leads second day

Manor Formula 1 development driver Jordan King was the fastest man during the second day of the final GP2 test at Jerez

Jerez GP2 test: Racing Engineering's Jordan King leads second day

The Racing Engineering driver set the pace in the morning session with a 1m24.429s on the hard compound tyres, ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi and Nobuharu Matsushita.

Tuesday's pacesetter and King's team-mate, Norman Nato was the first driver to dip below the 1m25s barrier on Wednesday, before Giovinazzi moved to the top.

King reclaimed top spot before a handful of drivers switched to the medium tyres, finishing the morning and day 0.116 seconds up on Giovinazzi.

Behind Matsushita, Pierre Gasly was fourth, ahead of Nato and Sergey Sirotkin.

Raffaele Marciello brought out the first red flag of the day after running wide at Turn 14 and clipping the barrier, before returning to the pits.

Shortly afterwards, Sirotkin caused the next stoppage when he hit the barrier at Turn 15.

Then, in the closing stages of the morning session, 10th fastest man Luca Ghiotto stopped out on track between Turns 7 and 8.

In the afternoon, Gustav Malja led the way on a 1m26.319s, 0.021s ahead of Alex Lynn.

Marciello was the cause of another red flag, when he came to a halt between Turns 6 and 7.

After the session went green again, most of the drivers settled into their long runs.

Prema's Giovinazzi improved on his time to go third, four tenths off Malja, having switched to the medium tyre.

Artem Markelov was also among those to improve in the latter stages to go fourth fastest, as Daniel De Jong rounded out the top five.

MORNING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m24.429s - 15
2 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m24.545s 0.116s 11
3 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m24.579s 0.150s 11
4 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m24.594s 0.165s 19
5 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m24.634s 0.205s 14
6 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m24.689s 0.260s 12
7 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m24.696s 0.267s 16
8 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m25.049s 0.620s 17
9 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m25.088s 0.659s 15
10 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m25.098s 0.669s 11
11 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m25.202s 0.773s 20
12 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m25.241s 0.812s 20
13 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m25.259s 0.830s 14
14 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m25.398s 0.969s 10
15 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m25.671s 1.242s 14
16 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m25.763s 1.334s 15
17 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m25.867s 1.438s 28
18 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m26.081s 1.652s 10
19 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m26.136s 1.707s 12
20 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m26.301s 1.872s 29
21 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m26.493s 2.064s 9

AFTERNOON TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m26.319s - 30
2 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m26.340s 0.021s 24
3 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m26.750s 0.431s 24
4 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m27.000s 0.681s 45
5 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m27.044s 0.725s 19
6 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m27.060s 0.741s 30
7 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m27.328s 1.009s 29
8 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m27.341s 1.022s 20
9 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m27.612s 1.293s 5
10 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m27.651s 1.332s 19
11 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m27.662s 1.343s 42
12 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m28.228s 1.909s 27
13 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m29.235s 2.916s 41
14 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m30.392s 4.073s 57
15 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m30.762s 4.443s 46
16 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m31.010s 4.691s 72
17 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m31.094s 4.775s 56
18 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m31.285s 4.966s 49
19 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m31.346s 5.027s 38
20 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m31.668s 5.349s 36
21 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m31.840s 5.521s 15

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