Bailly quickest again at Portimao

Benjamin Bailly continued his run of form by going fastest in Friday's second Formula 2 free practice session at Portimao

Bailly quickest again at Portimao

The 20-year-old Belgian took his place at the top of the timesheet early in the half hour and stayed there throughout - improving his best time late on.

Though Bailly's advantage was much less than in the day's earlier session after Jack Clarke jumped up to second at the end, finishing just 0.034s shy.

"I am really pleased to have gone fastest," said Bailly. "It's good to follow up my win at Zolder by setting the pace here, as I am sure some people will feel my victory was a one-off.

"Going quickest in practice doesn't mean I will be fastest in qualifying, but it is a good start to the weekend."

Kazim Vasiliauskas and Jolyon Palmer were third and fourth quickest, with Will Bratt and Ricardo Teixeira rounding out the top six.

Sergei Afanasiev had an off at Turn 4 early in the session and Plamen Kralev later spun at the Turn 5 hairpin.

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps 1. Benjamin Bailly 1m37.519s 13 2. Jack Clarke 1m37.553s +0.034 17 3. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m37.628s +0.109 15 4. Jolyon Palmer 1m37.662s +0.143 17 5. Will Bratt 1m37.708s +0.189 15 6. Ricardo Teixeira 1m37.876s +0.357 15 7. Nicola de Marco 1m37.905s +0.386 15 8. Ivan Samarin 1m38.042s +0.523 15 9. Dean Stoneman 1m38.160s +0.641 13 10. Kelvin Snoeks 1m38.422s +0.903 14 11. Sergei Afanasiev 1m38.429s +0.910 15 12. Natalia Kowalska 1m38.614s +1.095 16 13. Armaan Ebrahim 1m38.645s +1.126 7 14. Benjamin Lariche 1m38.659s +1.140 16 15. Philipp Eng 1m38.795s +1.276 12 16. Mihai Marinescu 1m38.926s +1.407 14 17. Plamen Kralev 1m39.185s +1.666 14 18. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m39.636s +2.117 15 
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