Piquet Top of Test in Paul Ricard

Nelson Piquet Jr. finished on top of the timesheets on the first day of GP2 testing at the Paul Ricard circuit ahead of the media and sponsor launch of the series on Wednesday (April 6)

Piquet Top of Test in Paul Ricard

All of the teams have signed their drivers for the season except for Super Nova, who ran three drivers, with Giorgio Pantano in one car and Bruce Jouanny and Hayanari Shimoda sharing the other.

BCN Competition's Hiroki Yoshimoto was suffering from a high fever, and was unable to test. The test continues tomorrow (April 5).

GP2 Test Times, Circuit Paul Ricard:
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. N. Piquet Jr Hitech Piquet Sports 1:19.388 73 2. B. Garcia Racing Engineering 1:19.780 37 3. S. Speed iSport International 1:19.793 40 4. E. Viso BCN Competicion 1:19.845 45 5. J. C. Alvarez Campos Racing 1:20.098 53 6. R. Sharp DPR 1:20.108 30 7. F. Monfardini Durango 1:20.260 44 8. H. Kovalainen Arden International 1:20.439 44 9. N. Lapierre Arden International 1:20.525 48 10. G. Pantano Super Nova 1:20.660 17 11. N. Rosberg ART Grand Prix 1:20.665 41 12. R. Dumas GP2 Series 1:20.716 45 13. J.M. Lopez Dams 1:20.899 50 14. O. Pla DPR 1:21.041 35 15. C. Artam iSport International 1:21.287 32 16. M. Lauda Coloni Motorsport 1:21.323 33 17. G. Bruni Coloni Motorsport 1:21.434 21 18. A. Negrao Hitech Piquet Sports 1:21.520 34 19. C. Piccione Durango 1:21.528 55 20. F. Fauzy Dams 1:21.538 39 21. A. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:21.778 21 22. Shimoda/Jouanny Super Nova 1:21.805 66 23. S. Hernandez Campos Racing 1:22.935 8 24. N. Jani Racing Engineering No Time 2 All Timing Unofficial 
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