GP2 Villa tops 3-day Barcelona test

The Super Nova racer signed the fastest laptime of the three-day test session yester  morning in a 1:26.696

The  GP2  Series  concluded  their  last  test  session  of  the  2009  season,  in  Barcelona.  After three  days  of  hard  work,  Javier  Villa  came  out  as  the  quickest  man  on  track,  signing  the  best laptime in a 1:26.696 in the  morning, ahead of Portuguese Alvaro Parente.

The Ocean Racing ace decidedly made sure his presence was felt at the Catalunya track, staying at the top of the timing sheet for the past three days. Third  quickest  of  the  day  was  another  experienced  driver:  Lucas  di  Grassi  at  the  wheel  of  his Racing Engineering car did not fail to impress either during the pre-season tests both in Barcelona and Paul Ricard two weeks ago.

Behind yesterday’s top 3, Luca Filippi, back at Super Nova, signed the fourth quickest laptime ahead of Frenchman Romain Grosjean at Barwa Campos. Piquet  GP’s  Spaniard  Roldan  Rodriguez  clocked  in  his  best  time  of  the  day  this  morning  closely followed  by  rookie  Giedo  Van  der  Garde  at  iSport  International,  GP2  Asia  Series  leader  Kamui Kobayashi  at  Dams,  Mexican  Sergio  Perez  at  Telmex  Arden  and  Belgian Jérôme d’Ambrosio on the second Dams car.

The  2009  GP2  Series  season  will  open  on  the  second  weekend  of  May  in  Barcelona  as  the Formula One Championship returns to Europe. Meanwhile, twelve of the thirteen GP2 teams will join Qi-Meritus next week in Sepang for the fifth and  penultimate  round  of  the  GP2  Asia  Series  and  will  be  part  of  the  Malaysian  Formula  One Grand Prix.

Morning session

Driver Team Time Laps

1. Javier Villa Super Nova Racing 1:26.696 35 2. Alvaro Parente Ocean Racing Technology 1:26.735 32 3. Lucas di Grassi Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:26.858 43 4. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1:26.882 24 5. Romain Grosjean Barwa Campos Team 1:26.903 23 6. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet GP 1:26.913 27 7. Giedo Van der Garde iSport International 1:27.026 23 8. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:27.088 38 9. Sergio Perez Telmex Arden International 1:27.155 29 10. Jérôme d’Ambrosio Dams 1:27.247 29 11. Nico Hülkenberg ART Grand Prix 1:27.316 25 12. Andreas Zuber Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:27.349 21 13. Vitaly Petrov Barwa Campos Team 1:27.369 27 14. Edoardo Mortara Telmex Arden International 1:27.525 42 15. Michael Herck DPR 1:27.665 25 16. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:27.673 30 17. Dani Clos Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:27.699 35 18. James Jakes DPR 1:27.796 23 19. Alberto Valerio Piquet GP 1:27.877 21 20 Davide Rigon Trident Racing 1:27.899 37 21. Nelson Panciatici Durango 1:27.995 29 22. Pastor Maldonado ART Grand Prix 1:28.033 11 23. Diego Nunes iSport International 1:28.127 27 24. Karun Chandhok Ocean Racing Technology 1:28.273 24 25. Luiz Razia Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:28.609 29 26. Ricardo Teixeira Trident Racing 1:29.728 32

Afternoon session

Driver Team Time Laps

1. Pastor Maldonado ART Grand Prix 1:28.368 51 2. Alberto Valerio Piquet GP 1:28.594 35 3. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet GP 1:29.011 28 4. Giedo Van der Garde iSport International 1:29.083 27 5. Sergio Perez Telmex Arden International 1:29.144 28 6. Vitaly Petrov Barwa Campos Team 1:29.286 25 7. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:29.336 30 8. Romain Grosjean Barwa Campos Team 1:29.365 20 9. Alvaro Parente Ocean Racing Technology 1:29.444 22 10. Davide Rigon Trident Racing 1:29.832 35 11. Edoardo Mortara Telmex Arden International 1:29.834 8 12. Nelson Panciatici Durango 1:29.870 31 13. Diego Nunes iSport International 1:30.027 25 14. Jérôme d’Ambrosio Dams 1:30.164 47 15. Javier Villa Super Nova Racing 1:30.543 32 16. Dani Clos Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:30.639 31 17. Nico Hülkenberg ART Grand Prix 1:30.691 47 18. Luiz Razia Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1:30.952 37 19. Luca Filippi Super Nova Racing 1:31.160 27 20 Karun Chandhok Ocean Racing Technology 1:31.194 34 21. Michael Herck DPR 1:31.216 34 22. Lucas di Grassi Fat Burner Racing Engineering 1:31.236 42 23. James Jakes DPR 1:31.566 35 24. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:31.979 19 25. Ricardo Teixeira Trident Racing 1:32.494 24 26. Andreas Zuber Fisichella Motor Sport Int. -- --


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