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Boccolacci tops day two of Barcelona test

Boccolacci tops day two of Barcelona test

20 APR 2017

Frenchman heads both sessions of final day

Dorian Boccolacci has claimed the day two bragging rights by heading both sessions of today’s GP3 Series test session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, using the gloriously sunny but mild conditions to his advantage by claiming both top spots: this morning in a qualifying-style session with a time of 1:32.896, just 0.012s ahead of Nirei Fukuzumi and Jack Aitken, and this afternoon in a long run session with a lap of 1:34.022, well ahead of Alessio Lorandi and Tatiana Calderón.

Conditions were perfect this morning for what become a practice qualifying session, with the pace running fast and frantic for the first hour of the session. All of the drivers were on track as soon as the green flags were shown, with Boccolacci setting the first competitive lap time before sharing the top spot widely: Arjun Maini, Niko Kari, Raoul Hyman, Fukuzumi and Anthoine Hubert all spent time in P1, with the Frenchman claiming it just after an hour passes before the teams switched to long runs.  

In the afternoon the circuit warmed up even more: Boccolacci was the only driver on circuit for the first quarter hour, setting a competitive time before his rivals joined him on track. The Frenchman set his best time at the half hour mark, with few other drivers making much of an effort to compete on times, prefering to concentrate on race distances. The session was marred by two brief red flag periods (for Ryan Tveter at 14:15 and for Calderón and Hyman stoppages 30 mins later), before closing on time at 16.00.

The teams will now carefully peruse the data before reforming down the coast next week at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 25-26 April. The sessions will start each day at 09:00 local time and run until 12:00: on Tuesday the afternoon session will run from 14:00 to 17:00, while on Wednesday this will be pushed forward an hour to 13:00 before closing at 16:00.

Day 2 Morning results


Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1

Dorian Boccolacci

Trident

1:32.896

45

2

Nirei Fukuzumi

ART Grand Prix

1:32.908

41

3

Jack Aitken

ART Grand Prix

1:32.915

46

4

George Russell

ART Grand Prix

1:32.944

57

5

Niko Kari  

Arden International

1:33.303

47

6

Raoul Hyman

Campos Racing

1:33.374

44

7

Kevin Joerg

Trident

1:33.437

45

8

Marcos Siebert

Campos Racing

1:33.445

36

9

Santino Ferrucci

DAMS

1:33.451

41

10

Arjun Maini

Jenzer Motorsport

1:33.534

36

11

Leonardo Pulcini

Arden International

1:33.593

41

12

Anthoine Hubert

ART Grand Prix

1:33.640

43

13

Tatiana Calderon

DAMS

1:33.702

35

14

Bruno Baptista

DAMS

1:33.849

40

15

Alessio Lorandi  

Jenzer Motorsport

1:33.873

40

16

Ryan Tveter 

Trident

1:33.973

42

17

Julien Falchero

Campos Racing

1:34.009

34

18

Steijn Schothorst

Arden International

1:34.141

44

19

Giuliano Alesi 

Trident

1:34.234

41

Day 2 Afternoon results


Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1

Dorian Boccolacci

Trident

1:34.022

43

2

Alessio Lorandi  

Jenzer Motorsport

1:35.425

41

3

Tatiana Calderon

DAMS

1:35.624

34

4

Raoul Hyman

Campos Racing

1:35.716

37

5

Santino Ferrucci

DAMS

1:35.963

47

6

Julien Falchero

Campos Racing

1:36.281

39

7

Arjun Maini

Jenzer Motorsport

1:36.358

35

8

Marcos Siebert

Campos Racing

1:36.374

40

9

Ryan Tveter 

Trident

1:36.430

41

10

Niko Kari

Arden International

1:36.928

54

11

Leonardo Pulcini

Arden International

1:36.987

35

12

Steijn Schothorst

Arden International

1:37.147

51

13

Giuliano Alesi 

Trident

1:37.160

44

14

George Russell

ART Grand Prix

1:37.546

53

15

Kevin Joerg  

Trident

1:37.600

46

16

Anthoine Hubert 

ART Grand Prix

1:37.713

53

17

Nirei Fukuzumi

ART Grand Prix

1:37.732

54

18

Jack Aitken

ART Grand Prix

1:37.753

48

19

Bruno Baptista 

DAMS

1:37.809

44