GP2 Grosjean quickest in morning

session at Paul Ricard

Barwa Campos Team man signed the fastest laptime in a 1:09.015

The  first  three-day  test  session  of  the  GP2  Series  2009  season  resumed  yesterday  morning  at  Paul Ricard. As planned, the thirteen teams mainly concentrate today on aero mapping and high speed configuration. On a sunny 2A track configuration that includes a long straight, sophomore Romain Grosjean  set  the  pace  in  a  1:09.015  at  the  wheel  of  his  Barwa  Campos  car. 

 He  was  closely followed by Spaniard rookie Dani Clos at Fat Burner Racing Engineering and yesterday’s quickest racer Javier Villa at Super Nova. Behind  the  Top  3,  ART’s  Pastor  Maldonado  led  DPR’s  Michael  Herck. 

Veteran  Lucas  di  Grassi finished sixth on the second Fat Burner Racing Engineering car, ahead of Alvaro Parente at Ocean Racing  Technology,  Andreas  Zuber  at  FMS  and  rookie  Nico  Hülkenberg  on  the  second  ART machine. Belgian Jérôme d’Ambrosio at Dams completed the Top 10. Twenty-one drivers finished within the same second.

Morning session

Driver Nationality Team Time Laps

1. Romain Grosjean FRA Barwa Campos Team 1:09.015 34

2. Dani Clos ESP Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:09.047 43

3. Javier Villa ESP Super Nova Racing 1:09.077 33

4. Pastor Maldonado VEN ART Grand Prix 1:09.122 41

 5. Michael Herck ROM DPR 1:09.169 37

 6. Lucas Di Grassi BRA Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:09.180 33

7. Alvaro Parente POR Ocean Racing Technology 1:09.215 35

 8. Andreas Zuber UAE Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:09.221 38

9. Jérôme d’Ambrosio BEL Dams 1:09.335 38

10. Nico Hülkenberg GER ART Grand Prix 1:09.335 41

11. Luca Filippi ITA Super Nova Racing 1:09.367 45

12. Roldan Rodriguez ESP Piquet GP 1:09.417 38

13. Kamui Kobayashi JPN Dams 1:09.422 36

14. Davide Valsecchi ITA Durango 1:09.524 36

15. Alberto Valerio BRA Piquet GP 1:09.525 36

16. Vitaly Petrov RUS Barwa Campos Team 1:09.567 19

17. Karun Chandhok IND Ocean Racing Technology 1:09.576 31

18. Diego Nunes BRA iSport International 1:09.578 57

19. Giedo Van der Garde NED iSport International 1:09.653 33

20 Edoardo Mortara ITA Telmex Arden International 1:09.769 25

21. Hamad Al Fardan BRN Trident Racing 1:09.811 35

22. Luiz Razia BRA Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:10.102 45

23. Davide Rigon ITA Trident Racing 1:10.393 52

24. Sergio Perez MEX Telmex Arden International 1:10.466 32


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