Nelson Piquet Jr has set the fastest time in the final afternoon of testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Nelson Piquet Jr has finished the final session of pre-season GP2 series testing on top of the timesheets. The Brazilian took his Piquet Sports entry to a top time of 1:19.445 on an afternoon in which the teams and drivers ran heavy to test race set-ups for this weekend's races. Neslon was followed by the iSport of Tristan Gommendy, with local boy Felix Porteiro third for the Campos Racing team.
The temperatures stayed down this afternoon, as light spots of rain fell towards the end of the afternoon. The rain never fell hard enough to merit wet tyres as the potential downpour that had been forecast instead manifested itself in light spitting.
The top three were joined in the top one second bracket by the Dams of Franck Perera, as the Trident Racing pairing of Zuber and Bruni came home fifth and sixth. Adrian Valles completed an excellent day for Campos Racing in seventh, with Lucas di Grassi eight for Durango, Nicolas Lapierre ninth for Arden International, and the quickest overall man of the test Lewis Hamilton tenth for ART Grand Prix.
Tomorrow is a free day for the drivers and teams, as they prepare for the race weekend which begins on Saturday morning. Tomorrow night however will see the launch of the GP2 series in the heart of Valencia itself.
1 PIQUET Piquet Sports 1:19.445 24
2 GOMMENDY iSport International 1:19.770 19
3 PORTEIRO Campos Racing 1:20.178 44
4 PERERA Dams 1:20.434 52
5 ZUBER Trident Racing 1:20.444 34
6 BRUNI Trident Racing 1:20.541 19
7 VALLES Campos Racing 1:20.827 53
8 DI GRASSI Durango 1:20.839 32
9 LAPIERRE Arden International 1:20.882 34
10 HAMILTON ART Grand Prix 1:20.933 46
11 GLOCK BCN Competicion 1:20.953 49
12 FILIPPI FMS International 1:21.070 35
13 AMMERMULLER Arden International 1:21.148 38
14 NEGRAO Piquet Sports 1:21.217 27
15 PREMAT ART Grand Prix 1:21.234 47
16 PICCIONE DPR Direxiv 1:21.286 22
17 VILLA Racing Engineering 1:21.415 30
18 HERNANDEZ Durango 1:21.712 50
19 FAUZY Super Nova International 1:21.733 40
20 LOPEZ Super Nova International 1:21.840 38
21 PLA DPR Direxiv 1:22.032 25
22 VISO iSport International 1:22.353 24
23 CARROLL Racing Engineering 1:22.423 18
24 YOSHIMOTO BCN Competicion 1:22.565 35
25 MONFARDINI Dams 1:22.601 14
26 TAHINCI FMS International 1:22.807 28
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