GP2 Valsecchi sets the AM pace

in Jerez

The Durango driver signed the quickest laptime yesterday morning in Jerez in a 1:24.823 This  morning  in  Jerez,  the  GP2  Series  paddock  started  a  two-day  winter  test  session.  A  dried resurfaced track combined with the GP2/08 car performance improved last year’s fastest laptime by almost 3 seconds.

Italian Davide Valsecchi set the pace on Durango ahead of newcomer Nico Hulkenberg  at  the  wheel  of  ART.  The  German’s  teammate,  Pastor  Maldonado,  followed  in  a 1:25.025  while  rookie  Koudai  Tsukakoshi  placed  his  Piquet  Sports  in  front  of  countryman  Kamui Kobayashi on Dams. Tsukakoshi’s  teammate,  Diego  Nunes,  closely  followed  ahead  of  iSport’s  Giedo  Van  der  Garde, FMS’ Karun Chandhok and newcomer Charles Pic at the wheel of the second iSport car.

Andreas Zuber completed the Top 10 with Racing Engineering.

Morning session Driver Team Time Laps

1. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:24.823 21 2. Nico Hulkenberg ART Grand Prix 1:24.903 31 3. Pastor Maldonado ART Grand Prix 1:25.025 27 4. Koudai Tsukakoshi Piquet Sports 1:25.138 41 5. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:25.213 28 6. Diego Nunes Piquet Sports 1:25.545 43 7. Giedo Van der Garde iSport International 1:25.549 29 8. Karun Chandhok Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:25.616 21 9. Charles Pic iSport International 1:25.638 39 10. Andreas Zuber Racing Engineering 1:25.665 24 11. Vitaly Petrov Barwa Int. Campos Team 1:25.740 28 12. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1:25.860 18 13. Alvaro Parente Racing Engineering 1:26.016 25 14. Jérôme d’Ambrosio Dams 1:26.252 23 15. James Jakes Super Nova racing 1:26.497 31 16. Michael Herck DPR 1:26.508 26 17. Davide Rigon Barwa Int. Campos Team 1:26.546 33 18. Marcello Puglisi Durango 1:26.573 33 19. Edoardo Mortara Trident Racing 1:26.854 34 20 Christian Ebbesvik Trust Team Arden 1:26.874 31 21. Chris van der Drift Trident Racing 1:26.990 33 22. Carlo van Dam Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:27.167 32 23. Luiz Razia Trust Team Arden 1:27.666 32 24. Sten Pentus DPR 1:28.075 25 

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