Tom Dillmann sets pace on second day of GP2 Jerez test

Tom Dillmann repeated his Tuesday form to set the pace on day two of GP2 testing at Jerez

Tom Dillmann sets pace on second day of GP2 Jerez test

Driving again for new team Hilmer Motorsport, which has taken the spot vacated by Ocean Racing Technology, free agent Dillmann produced a benchmark lap of 1m24.400s in the morning session.

That put him just 0.018 seconds ahead of Rapax's Stefano Coletti, followed by James Calado, Fabio Leimer and Felipe Nasr.

Best of the GP2 rookies was Kevin Giovesi. The Italian Formula 3 graduate, who has yet to secure a 2013 seat, was ninth ahead of his Lazarus team's confirmed driver Rene Binder.

Dillmann was second in the afternoon, 0.3s shy of pacesetter Stephane Richelmi, now at DAMS.

Formula Renault 3.5 champion Robin Frijns put Trident fifth, just behind Johnny Cecotto and Daniel Abt.

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The morning featured plenty of incidents and red flags. Marcus Ericsson, Nathanael Berthon and Nasr all went off, while Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Abt had a coming together.

There were fewer interruptions in the afternoon, which ran smoothly bar a late stoppage after a mistake at the first corner by Coletti.

Morning session: Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Tom Dillmann Hilmer 1m24.400s 19 2. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m24.418s + 0.018s 26 3. James Calado ART 1m24.525s + 0.125s 33 4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m24.534s + 0.134s 28 5. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m24.691s + 0.291s 25 6. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m24.712s + 0.312s 23 7. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m24.776s + 0.376s 34 8. Sergio Canamasas Caterham 1m24.963s + 0.563s 33 9. Kevin Giovesi Lazarus 1m24.967s + 0.567s 23 10. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m24.976s + 0.576s 24 11. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m25.023s + 0.623s 19 12. Nathanael Berthon Trident 1m25.059s + 0.659s 18 13. Jake Rosenzweig Addax 1m25.243s + 0.843s 27 14. Mitch Evans Arden 1m25.258s + 0.858s 27 15. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m25.310s + 0.910s 31 16. Robin Frijns Trident 1m25.345s + 0.945s 25 17. Pal Varhaug Hilmer 1m25.402s + 1.002s 28 18. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m25.486s + 1.086s 32 19. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP 1m25.604s + 1.204s 28 20. Johnny Cecotto Arden 1m25.607s + 1.207s 28 21. Ma Qing Hua Caterham 1m25.800s + 1.400s 26 22. Daniel de Jong MP 1m25.858s + 1.458s 25 23. Daniel Abt ART 1m25.893s + 1.493s 8 24. Rio Haryanto Addax 1m26.610s + 2.210s 30 Afternoon session: Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m24.604s 37 2. Tom Dillmann Hilmer 1m24.932s + 0.328s 18 3. Johnny Cecotto Arden 1m25.292s + 0.688s 22 4. Daniel Abt ART 1m25.312s + 0.708s 30 5. Robin Frijns Trident 1m25.335s + 0.731s 22 6. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m25.388s + 0.784s 32 7. Pal Varhaug Hilmer 1m25.391s + 0.787s 42 8. Sergio Canamasas Caterham 1m25.618s + 1.014s 31 9. Jake Rosenzweig Addax 1m25.677s + 1.073s 33 10. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m25.685s + 1.081s 49 11. Nathanael Berthon Trident 1m25.725s + 1.121s 16 12. Kevin Giovesi Lazarus 1m25.920s + 1.316s 33 13. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP 1m25.925s + 1.321s 18 14. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m26.022s + 1.418s 29 15. Ma Qing Hua Caterham 1m26.096s + 1.492s 37 16. James Calado ART 1m26.116s + 1.512s 21 17. Mitch Evans Arden 1m26.374s + 1.770s 38 18. Rio Haryanto Addax 1m26.462s + 1.858s 41 19. Daniel de Jong MP 1m27.075s + 2.471s 22 20. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m28.039s + 3.435s 29 21. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m28.793s + 4.189s 43 22. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m29.189s + 4.585s 38 23. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m29.596s + 4.992s 27 24. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m29.749s + 5.145s 33 
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