Leimer again on top in Jerez test

Fabio Leimer continued to set the pace on the second and final day of GP2 testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain

Leimer again on top in Jerez test

The Racing Engineering driver, who had been quickest in both of yesterday's sessions, posted a best time of 1:26.701 this morning to end on top of the timesheets again.

Leimer was followed by Coloni's Fabio Onidi, the Italian finishing less than two tenths behind in a very close morning session which saw a total of 14 drivers within a second.

Lotus ART's Jules Bianchi was fastest in the afternoon, but his time was nearly second off the pace set by Leimer in the morning. The 14 quickest times of the day were in fact set in the morning session.

Nigel Melker ended the day as third quickest in the Arden car, while GP2 returnee Javier Villa completed a promising day in the Super Nova machine by posting the fourth fastest time ahead of Kevin Ceccon in the second Coloni.

Ceccon caused the first red flag of th day just after the lunch break when he spun and stopped on track. There were another three stoppages before the end of the day.

The next post-season test will take place in Barcelona on October 19-20.

Morning times Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:26.701 30 2. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:26.843 29 3. Nigel Melker Arden International 1:26.899 36 4. Javier Villa Super Nova Racing 1:26.913 24 5. Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 1:26.954 23 6. Antonio Felix Da Costa Ocean Racing Technology 1:26.991 28 7. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1:27.125 28 8. Sam Bird Trident Racing 1:27.127 12 9. Max Chilton Carlin 1:27.158 32 10. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:27.211 39 11. Stephane Richelmi Rapax 1:27.272 37 12. Nathanael Berthon iSport International 1:27.410 18 13. Simon Trummer Arden International 1:27.421 40 14. Jolyon Palmer Barwa Addax Team 1:27.691 30 15. Tom Dillmann iSport International 1:27.697 25 16. Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing 1:27.752 24 17. Daniele Zampieri Rapax 1:27.771 35 18. Alexander Rossi Caterham Team AirAsia 1:27.897 37 19. James Calado Lotus ART 1:27.903 31 20. Rodolfo Gonzalez Dams 1:27.985 31 21. Nico Muller Carlin 1:28.359 31 22. Giovanni Venturini Dams 1:28.805 32 23. Jake Rosenweig Barwa Addax Team 1:28.870 37 24. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Racing Engineering 1:29.106 37 25. Ricardo Teixeira Caterham Team AirAsia 1:29.788 29 26. Yuki Shiraishi Ocean Racing Technology 1:30.871 20 Afternoon times Driver Team Time Laps 1. Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1:27.651 31 2. Sam Bird Trident Racing 1:27.740 21 3. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1:27.924 23 4. Simon Trummer Arden International 1:28.016 22 5. James Calado Lotus ART 1:28.244 40 6. Alexander Rossi Caterham Team AirAsia 1:28.479 31 7. Nathanael Berthon iSport International 1:28.515 25 8. Max Chilton Carlin 1:28.515 23 9. Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 1:28.554 19 10. Jolyon Palmer Barwa Addax Team 1:28.728 27 11. Tom Dillmann iSport International 1:28.787 30 12. Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing 1:28.807 15 13. Rodolfo Gonzalez Dams 1:28.868 34 14. Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 1:28.910 31 15. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Racing Engineering 1:29.110 28 16. Daniele Zampieri Rapax 1:29.227 18 17. Stéphane Richelmi Rapax 1:29.413 31 18. Giovanni Venturini Dams 1:29.437 31 19. Nico Muller Carlin 1:29.460 26 20. Nigel Melker Arden International 1:29.934 32 21. Ricardo Teixeira Caterham Team AirAsia 1:30.411 25 22. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1:30.554 30 23. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:30.885 24 24. Yuki Shiraishi Ocean Racing Technology 1:30.990 28 25. Antonio Felix Da Costa Ocean Racing Technology 1:32.065 18 
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