GP2 Rodriguez tops final afternoon

The Piquet GP driver clocked a best time of 1:27.038. The  track  conditions  were  difficult  yesterday  at  Paul  Ricard. 

On  a  consistently  wet  circuit,  the  GP2 drivers had to be extremely careful. However, many red flags once again interrupted the afternoon work and one even closed the session. Roldan Rodriguez at Piquet signed the quickest laptime of the day in a 1:27.038 ahead of Dams’ Kobayashi.

The Japanese driver was almost half a second clear from Campos’ Petrov. The Top 3 was followed by three rookies with Luiz Razia at ART, Dani Clos at Racing Engineering and Julien Jousse  at  FMS.  Karun  Chandhok  at  iSport  finished  7th  ahead  of  his  teammate  for  the  day  Mike Conway, Nico Hulkenberg on the second ART car and Sergio Perez on the other Piquet car.

This  concluded  the  testing  season  for  2008. The next test session will take place at Paul Ricard from March 11th to March 13th 2009. The GP2 circus will now fly to Dubai for the second round of the GP2 Asia Series which will take place on December 5 and 6.

Afternoon session

Driver Nationality Team Time Laps

1. Roldan Rodriguez ESP Piquet Sports 1:27.038 32

2. Kamui Kobayashi JPN Dams 1:27.259 48

3. Vitaly Petrov RUS Barwa Int Campos Team 1:27.718 57

4. Luiz Razia BRA ART Grand Prix 1:27.775 52

5. Dani Clos ESP Racing Engineering 1:27.813 31

6. Julien Jousse FRA Fisichella Motor Sport Int 1:27.822 53

7. Karun Chandhok IND iSport International 1:27.858 39

8. Mike Conway GBR iSport International 1:27.922 37

9. Nico Hulkenberg GER ART Grand Prix 1:27.955 41

10. Sergio Perez MEX Piquet Sports 1:28.006 41

11. Fabio Onidi ITA Super Nova Racing 1:28.077 46

12. Marcello Puglisi ITA Durango 1:28.232 59

13. Koudai Tsukakoshi JPN Barwa Int Campos Team 1:28.313 50

14. Charles Pic FRA Super Nova Racing 1:28.400 23

15. Jerome D Ambrosio BEL Dams 1:28.425 38

16. Davide Valsecchi ITA Durango 1:28.448 43

17. Diego Nunes BRA Trust Team Arden 1:28.536 48

18. Michael Herck ROM DPR 1:28.692 37

19. Nelson Panciatici FRA Trident Racing 1:29.066 48

20 Sten Pentus EST Racing Engineering 1:29.098 44

21. Alvaro Parente POR Trust Team Arden 1:29.127 35

22. Fabrizio Crestani ITA DPR 1:29.786 19

23. Christian Ebbesvik NOR Fisichella Motor Sport Int 1:29.806 34

24. Carlos Iaconelli BRA Trident Racing 1:30.689 33 


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