Tuscher fastest in GP3 testing

Tuscher fastest in GP3 testing

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Tuscher fastest in GP3 testing

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Matheo Tuscher kept the Jenzer team on top of the times on the second day of GP3 testing at Yas Marina.

While Kevin Ceccon put Jenzer ahead on Thursday, it was Tuscher who topped the times on Friday by going quickest in the afternoon session. The Swiss driver’s 1m55.583s laptime put him ahead of Formula Renault NEC race winner Seb Morris, who was second fastest for Status.

Trident’s Luca Ghiotto rounded out the top three, the Italian also having posted the best time in the morning session. The 13 quickest times of the day were, however, set in the afternoon.

Spaniard Alex Palou was fourth fastest after switching from Trident to ART, which put him ahead of GP3 race winner Jimmy Eriksson in the Koiranen car.

Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco was sixth quickest ahead of 2013 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner Matt Parry in the second Status machine.

The day was interrupted by three red flags, the first caused by Tatiana Calderon, who hit the barriers in the morning. Australian Dylan Young spun later on in the morning, while a final red flag meant an early finish to the afternoon when Mitch Gilbert stopped on track.

The GP3 test concludes on Saturday.

Results

Morning session:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m 55.976s 27
2 Antonio Fuoco Carlin 1m 56.183s 0.207s 27
3 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 1m 56.208s 0.232s 19
4 Alex Palou ART Grand Prix 1m 56.211s 0.235s 26
5 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 1m 56.226s 0.250s 29
6 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.281s 0.305s 20
7 Mitchell Gilbert Arden International 1m 56.327s 0.351s 16
8 Steijn Schothorst Koiranen GP 1m 56.398s 0.422s 20
9 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.490s 0.514s 20
10 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 1m 56.722s 0.746s 27
11 Ryan Cullen Koiranen GP 1m 56.750s 0.774s 19
12 Matt Parry Status Grand Prix 1m 56.821s 0.845s 25
13 Raoul Hyman Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.909s 0.933s 31
14 Gustavo Menezes Status Grand Prix 1m 57.301s 1.325s 27
15 Andrea Pizzitola Arden International 1m 57.347s 1.371s 18
16 Kang Ling Hilmer Motorsport 1m 57.434s 1.458s 25
17 Artur Janosz Arden International 1m 57.598s 1.622s 25
18 Zaid Ashkanani Trident 1m 57.603s 1.627s 23
19 Jack Aitken Carlin 1m 57.619s 1.643s 26
20 Matt Rao Carlin 1m 57.960s 1.984s 24
21 Tatiana Calderon ART Grand Prix 1m 58.454s 2.478s 7
22 Amaury Bonduel Trident 1m 58.611s 2.635s 19
23 Dylan Young Hilmer Motorsport 2m 00.174s 4.198s 30

Afternoon session:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 1m 55.583s 25
2 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 1m 55.591s 0.008s 29
3 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m 55.603s 0.020s 33
4 Alex Palou ART Grand Prix 1m 55.649s 0.066s 27
5 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 1m 55.660s 0.077s 23
6 Antonio Fuoco Carlin 1m 55.684s 0.101s 32
7 Matt Parry Status Grand Prix 1m 55.744s 0.161s 31
8 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 1m 55.780s 0.197s 27
9 Mitchell Gilbert Arden International 1m 55.815s 0.232s 38
10 Andrea Pizzitola Arden International 1m 55.830s 0.247s 34
11 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 1m 55.841s 0.258s 19
12 Steijn Schothorst Koiranen GP 1m 55.888s 0.305s 20
13 Gustavo Menezes Status Grand Prix 1m 55.924s 0.341s 29
14 Raoul Hyman Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.316s 0.733s 30
15 Jack Aitken Carlin 1m 56.359s 0.776s 23
16 Tatiana Calderon ART Grand Prix 1m 56.697s 1.114s 31
17 Ryan Cullen Koiranen GP 1m 56.837s 1.254s 17
18 Artur Janosz Arden International 1m 56.900s 1.317s 28
19 Zaid Ashkanani Trident 1m 57.092s 1.509s 30
20 Kang Ling Hilmer Motorsport 1m 57.114s 1.531s 35
21 Matt Rao Carlin 1m 57.223s 1.640s 31
22 Amaury Bonduel Trident 1m 57.418s 1.835s 33
23 Dylan Young Hilmer Motorsport 1m 58.609s 3.026s 29

 

Originally on Autosport.com

 

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