Lopez Fastest at Ricard - Day One

Jose Maria Lopez was the fastest man on track on day one of the GP2 series test at Circuit Paul Ricard at the wheel of Nico Rosberg's championship winning ART Grand Prix car

Lopez Fastest at Ricard - Day One

Lopez's best time of 1:16.047 was half a second faster than Nelson Piquet Jr, who set the fastest time in the morning session only to be topped by his Argentinean rival later in the day.

Andreas Zuber was the fastest of the new drivers, setting a time of 1:16.899 with iSport International, just ahead of World Series by Renault champion Robert Kubica, who only ran for half a day with Durango.

Hiroki Yoshimoto rounded out the top five with DPR, just ahead of Adrian Valles in the Japanese driver's former team, BCN Competicion.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Lopez ART Grand Prix 1:16.047 31 2. Piquet Piquet Sports 1:16.616 22 3. Zuber iSport International 1:16.899 36 4. Kubica Durango 1:16.937 39 5. Yoshimoto DPR 1:17.045 42 6. Valles BCN Competicion 1:17.066 21 7. Lapierre Arden International 1:17.132 40 8. Parente DAMS 1:17.211 45 9. Pla DPR 1:17.299 37 10. Shimoda iSport International 1:17.299 34 11. Kostka ART Grand Prix 1:17.358 26 12. Rossiter DAMS 1:17.390 35 13. Villa Racing Engineering 1:17.473 50 14. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:17.530 28 15. Piccione Arden International 1:17.626 19 16. Fauzy Super Nova 1:17.740 26 17. Filippi Coloni Motorsport 1:17.752 32 18. Mondini Durango 1:17.791 25 19. Garcia Campos Racing 1:18.013 44 20. Viso Coloni Motorsport 1:18.175 11 21. Rodriguez Campos Racing 1:18.432 53 All Timing Unofficial 

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