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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