Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly tops day two of GP2 Barcelona testing

Red Bull Formula 1 junior Pierre Gasly led the way on the second day of GP2 testing at Barcelona, for series newcomer Prema Powerteam

Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly tops day two of GP2 Barcelona testing

Gasly was fastest in the afternoon session with a time of 1m27.703s, the only driver to improve after the lunchbreak having opted for a late run on the soft tyres.

The Frenchman's effort was 1.076 seconds faster than Racing Engineering's Jordan King in the session, but just 0.268s up on Sergey Sirotkin for the day.

ART Grand Prix driver Sirotkin was the fastest driver of the morning, having set the pace on Wednesday, and finished Thursday second overall.

King finished up third, with his 1m28.094s lap set in the morning, ahead of team-mate Norman Nato.

Russian Time's Raffaele Marciello was fifth, ahead of the team's former driver Mitch Evans, now with Campos.

On the day it announced it was leaving Formula V8 3.5 to focus on GP2, Carlin was seventh and eighth with Rene Binder and Marvin Kirchhofer.

The test concludes on Friday.

MORNING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m27.971s - 34
2 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m28.084s 0.113s 39
3 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m28.093s 0.122s 36
4 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m28.106s 0.135s 39
5 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m28.194s 0.223s 38
6 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m28.403s 0.432s 47
7 Rene Binder Carlin 1m28.591s 0.620s 36
8 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m28.862s 0.891s 33
9 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m28.871s 0.900s 41
10 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m28.873s 0.902s 26
11 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m28.890s 0.919s 28
12 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m28.902s 0.931s 17
13 Sergio Canamasas Status Grand Prix 1m29.103s 1.132s 22
14 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m29.115s 1.144s 33
15 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m29.204s 1.233s 33
16 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m29.229s 1.258s 21
17 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m29.353s 1.382s 37
18 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m29.717s 1.746s 34
19 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m30.143s 2.172s 39
20 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m30.223s 2.252s 36
21 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m32.023s 4.052s 14
22 Meindert van Buuren Status Grand Prix 1m32.077s 4.106s 18
23 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m33.952s 5.981s 41
24 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m34.714s 6.743s 40

AFTERNOON TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1m27.703s - 25
2 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1m28.779s 1.076s 31
3 Arthur Pic Rapax 1m28.827s 1.124s 38
4 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1m29.023s 1.320s 34
5 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1m29.130s 1.427s 22
6 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1m29.198s 1.495s 21
7 Rene Binder Carlin 1m29.616s 1.913s 27
8 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1m29.632s 1.929s 20
9 Gustav Malja Rapax 1m29.794s 2.091s 37
10 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m29.879s 2.176s 25
11 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1m29.991s 2.288s 26
12 Sergio Canamasas Status Grand Prix 1m30.063s 2.360s 31
13 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m30.574s 2.871s 42
14 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1m30.732s 3.029s 21
15 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1m30.957s 3.254s 22
16 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1m31.739s 4.036s 37
17 Meindert van Buuren Status Grand Prix 1m32.700s 4.997s 25
18 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1m32.966s 5.263s 43
19 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1m33.471s 5.768s 43
20 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m33.700s 5.997s 47
21 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME 1m33.969s 6.266s 38
22 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1m34.478s 6.775s 40
23 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing 1m34.727s 7.024s 41
24 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1m34.948s 7.245s 48

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