Spa GP2: Stefano Coletti tops practice ahead of James Calado

GP2 Series leader Stefano Coletti set the fastest time in free practice ahead of round eight at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday morning

Spa GP2: Stefano Coletti tops practice ahead of James Calado

The Rapax driver lapped the Belgian Grand Prix venue in 1m58.386s, 0.059 seconds faster than James Calado of ART.

Fabio Leimer, who is in the title hunt in third in the points, was third fastest, but almost two tenths off Coletti's time.

Tom Dillmann was fourth fastest for Russian Time, ahead of series returnee Robin Frijns, who has replaced Jon Lancaster at Hilmer.

His new team-mate Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was sixth fastest but pulled off in the region of Stavelot/Paul Frere corner with a technical issue.

Carlin's Felipe Nasr, the man second in the points, was only 12th fastest.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m58.386s 12 2. James Calado ART 1m58.445s +0.059s 10 3. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m58.581s +0.195s 11 4. Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1m58.864s +0.478s 11 5. Robin Frijns Hilmer 1m58.903s +0.517s 11 6. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Hilmer 1m58.987s +0.601s 12 7. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m59.057s +0.671s 10 8. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m59.131s +0.745s 10 9. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m59.168s +0.782s 11 10. Nathanel Berthon Trident 1m59.201s +0.815s 12 11. Alexander Rossi Caterham 1m59.405s +1.019s 12 12. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m59.407s +1.021s 12 13. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m59.447s +1.061s 12 14. Sergio Canamasas Caterham 1m59.500s +1.114s 13 15. Mitch Evans Arden 1m59.575s +1.189s 9 16. Johnny Cecotto Jr Arden 1m59.650s +1.264s 11 17. Dani Clos MP 1m59.685s +1.299s 12 18. Vittorio Ghirelli Lazarus 1m59.748s +1.362s 12 19. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m59.753s +1.367s 10 20. Daniel de Jong MP 1m59.891s +1.505s 11 21. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 2m00.162s +1.776s 12 22. Simon Trummer Rapax 2m00.278s +1.892s 11 23. Daniel Abt ART 2m00.290s +1.904s 9 24. Jake Rosenzweig Addax 2m00.375s +1.989s 11 25. Rio Haryanto Addax 2m00.407s +2.021s 11 26. Ricardo Teixeira Trident 2m01.300s +2.914s 10 
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