Bailly dominates Portimao practice

Fresh from his maiden victory last time out at Zolder, Benjamin Bailly set the pace in the first free practice session at Portimao today

Bailly dominates Portimao practice

He dominated the session, setting three times faster than anyone else's best lap and finished eight tenths of a second clear of second-placed Nicola de Marco.

Ricardo Teixeira was third quickest on home soil, benefiting from the experience of his GP2 races at the Algarve circuit last year.

Philipp Eng, championship leader Jolyon Palmer and Jack Clarke completed the top six in a quiet session, with Mihai Marinescu's early spin the only moment of drama.

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps 1. Benjamin Bailly 1m37.930s 14 2. Nicola de Marco 1m38.783s +0.853 13 3. Ricardo Teixeira 1m38.858s +0.928 15 4. Philipp Eng 1m38.888s +0.958 14 5. Jolyon Palmer 1m38.999s +1.069 16 6. Jack Clarke 1m39.074s +1.144 12 7. Will Bratt 1m39.078s +1.148 15 8. Kelvin Snoeks 1m39.078s +1.148 13 9. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m39.095s +1.165 15 10. Armaan Ebrahim 1m39.165s +1.235 15 11. Dean Stoneman 1m39.192s +1.262 10 12. Natalia Kowalska 1m39.252s +1.322 14 13. Sergei Afanasiev 1m39.565s +1.635 13 14. Benjamin Lariche 1m39.658s +1.728 13 15. Ivan Samarin 1m39.781s +1.851 14 16. Mihai Marinescu 1m39.804s +1.874 13 17. Plamen Kralev 1m40.167s +2.237 10 18. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m40.886s +2.956 14 
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