Pantano quickest at Barcelona

Giorgio Pantano made the most of his GP2 experience to top the times at the end of a two-day test session for the new cars at Barcelona in Spain on Wednesday

Pantano quickest at Barcelona

The Italian set his best time in the extended afternoon session, which had been lengthened by half an hour because of the early stop to the morning's activities.

Track officials had had to call out the red flags and stop the first session because the windy conditions had caused safety concerns about trackside advertising hoardings. Necessary repairs meant an early lunch for the GP2 field.

Despite a further spate of red flags throughout the afternoon, Pantano set a lap that was just four hundredths of a second faster than Bruno Senna's best effort from the morning.

Most of the quick times were set in the afternoon, with Vitaly Petrov third for Campos Team, ahead of the ART Grand Prix duo of Romain Grosjean and Luca Filippi.

GP2 testing will continue next week at Paul Ricard in France, the final test before the start of the season as a support round for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Bruno Senna iSport International 1:26.396 28 2. Romain Grosjean ART Grand Prix 1:26.715 + 0.319 21 3. Pastor Maldonado Piquet Sports 1:26.796 + 0.400 20 4. Andreas Zuber Piquet Sports 1:27.255 + 0.859 25 5. Andy Soucek Fisichella Motor Sport 1:27.454 + 1.058 23 6. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:27.575 + 1.179 24 7. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:27.607 + 1.211 14 8. Luca Filippi ART Grand Prix 1:27.639 + 1.243 24 9. Alvaro Parente Super Nova Racing 1:27.799 + 1.403 21 10. Yelmer Buurman Trust Team Arden 1:27.986 + 1.590 20 11. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:28.195 + 1.799 7 12. Vitaly Petrov Campos Team 1:28.226 + 1.830 25 13. Paolo Nocera BCN Competicion 1:28.347 + 1.951 20 14. Ben Hanley Campos Team 1:28.352 + 1.956 23 15. Adrian Valles Fisichella Motor Sport 1:28.417 + 2.021 15 16. Milos Pavlovic BCN Competicion 1:28.451 + 2.055 26 17. Christian Bakkerud Super Nova Racing 1:28.493 + 2.097 37 18. Diego Nunes DPR 1:28.536 + 2.140 22 19. Alberto Valerio Durango 1:28.758 + 2.362 23 20. Jerome D Ambrosio Dams 1:28.835 + 2.439 23 21. Karun Chandhok iSport International 1:28.964 + 2.568 27 22. Ho-Pin Tung Trident Racing 1:29.160 + 2.764 20 23. Sebastien Buemi Trust Team Arden 1:29.874 + 3.478 8 24. Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering 1:30.054 + 3.658 16 25. Michael Herck DPR 1:30.555 + 4.159 25 26. Mike Conway Trident Racing no time

Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Giorgio Pantano Racing Engineering 1:26.351 41 2. Vitaly Petrov Campos Team 1:26.402 + 0.051 30 3. Romain Grosjean ART Grand Prix 1:26.455 + 0.104 41 4. Luca Filippi ART Grand Prix 1:26.472 + 0.121 34 5. Adrian Valles Fisichella Motor Sport 1:26.575 + 0.224 47 6. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:26.580 + 0.229 45 7. Bruno Senna iSport International 1:26.760 + 0.409 46 8. Javier Villa Racing Engineering 1:26.760 + 0.409 40 9. Sebastien Buemi Trust Team Arden 1:26.765 + 0.414 50 10. Alvaro Parente Super Nova Racing 1:26.769 + 0.418 40 11. Yelmer Buurman Trust Team Arden 1:26.779 + 0.428 24 12. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:26.905 + 0.554 54 13. Andreas Zuber Piquet Sports 1:26.938 + 0.587 44 14. Karun Chandhok iSport International 1:27.077 + 0.726 31 15. Pastor Maldonado Piquet Sports 1:27.176 + 0.825 30 16. Andy Soucek Campos Team 1:27.220 + 0.869 40 17. Mike Conway Trident Racing 1:27.350 + 0.999 46 18. Ben Hanley Campos Team 1:27.663 + 1.312 44 19. Milos Pavlovic BCN Competicion 1:27.685 + 1.334 31 20. Alberto Valerio Durango 1:27.822 + 1.471 17 21. Jerome Di Ambrosio Dams 1:27.990 + 1.639 33 22. Diego Nunes DPR 1:28.024 + 1.673 49 23. Ho-Pin Tung Trident Racing 1:28.198 + 1.847 41 24. Christian Bakkerud Super Nova Racing 1:28.328 + 1.977 43 25. Paolo Nocera BCN Competicion 1:28.474 + 2.123 33 26. Michael Herck DPR 1:28.481 + 2.130 22 
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