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Asia: Series day one Dubai test report

Romain Grosjean has topped the first day of GP2 Asia Series debut in Dubai today. Next weekend marks the opening of the first GP2 Asia Series Championship in Dubai. Today was the first time the 26 title contenders got their first real...

Romain Grosjean has topped the first day of GP2 Asia Series debut in Dubai today.

Next weekend marks the opening of the first GP2 Asia Series Championship in Dubai. Today was the first time the 26 title contenders got their first real impressions of the circuit. Adrian Valles on his FMS car set the pace in the morning session in 1:25.128 on a sand-covert track which prompted many drivers to wait until the afternoon session to go for more laps. Frenchman and ART Grand Prix driver Romain Grosjean topped the second session, setting the fastest lap of the day with a 1:22.497, in front of another Spaniard, Andy Soucek, who signed the second best lap time in both sessions on his DPR car, closely followed by his compatriot Valles. <pre> Session 1 Driver Team Time Laps 1. Adrian Valles Fisichella Motor Sport 1:25.128 18 2. Andy Soucek DPR 1:25.331 14 3. Michael Herck Fisichella Motor Sport 1:25.348 38 4. Vitaly Petrov Barwa International Campos 1:25.481 19 5. Marco Bonanomi Piquet Sports 1:25.611 21 6. Bruno Senna iSport 1:25.638 15 7. Romain Grosjean ART Grand Prix 1:25.640 15 8. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:26.015 16 9. Christian Bakkerud Super Nova Racing 1:26.258 19 10. Sebastien Buemi Trust Team Arden 1:26.303 18 11. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:26.431 12 12. Marcello Puglisi Piquet Sports 1:26.630 19 13. Jerôme d'Ambrosio Dams 1:26.666 11 14. Alberto Valerio Durango 1:26.908 10 15. Milos Pavlovic BCN Competicion 1:27.074 18 16. Yelmer Buurmann Trust Team Arden 1:27.110 16 17. Diego Nunes Barwa International Campos 1:27.176 26 18. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 1:27.910 23 19. Jason Tahinci BCN Competicion 1:29.873 12 20. Stephen Jelley ART Grand Prix 1:20.286 13 21. Ho-Pin Tung Trident Racing 1:30.770 5 22. Aarman Ebrahim DPR 1:35.134 7 23. Luca Filippi Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:39.480 4 24. Hiroki Yoshimoto Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:40.216 3 25. Harald Schleghelmilch Trident Racing 1:16:23.439 2 26. Karun Chandhok iSport -- --

Session 2 Driver Team Time Laps 1. Romain Grosjean ART Grand Prix 1:22.497 27 2. Andy Soucek DPR 1:23.051 31 3. Adrian Valles Fisichella Motor Sport 1:23.078 39 4. Luca Filippi Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:23.079 25 5. Bruno Senna iSport 1:23.181 41 6. Marco Bonanomi Piquet Sports 1:23.265 29 7. Vitaly Petrov Barwa International Campos 1:23.505 38 8. Jerôme d'Ambrosio Dams 1:23.684 31 9. Michael Herck Fisichella Motor Sport 1:23.959 23 10. Marcello Puglisi Piquet Sports 1:24.120 23 11. Christian Bakkerud Super Nova Racing 1:24.134 39 12. Sebastien Buemi Trust Team Arden 1:24.156 30 13. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:24.556 30 14. Karun Chandhok iSport 1:24.589 28 15. Yelmer Buurman Trust Team Arden 1:24.605 20 16. Fairuz Fauzy Super nova Racing 1:24.620 29 17. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:24.713 14 18. Diego Nunes Barwa International Camps 1:24.752 42 19. Milos Pavlovic BCN Competicion 1:24.800 35 20. Ho-Pin Tung Trident Racing 1:25.706 31 21. Harald Schleghelmilch Trident Racing 1:26.058 29 22. Hiroki Yoshimoto Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:26.128 14 23. Stephen Jelley ART Grand Prix 1:26.789 19 24. Jason Tahinci BCN Competicion 1:26.916 15 25. Armaan Ebrahim DPR -- --

Not classified. DNS Alberto Valerio - Durango

-credit: gp2series.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Fairuz Fauzy , Marco Bonanomi , Karun Chandhok , Jason Tahinci , Hiroki Yoshimoto , Ho-Pin Tung , Adrian Valles , Bruno Senna , Christian Bakkerud , Michael Herck , Kamui Kobayashi , Milos Pavlovic , Jérôme d'Ambrosio , Armaan Ebrahim , Yelmer Buurman , Sébastien Buemi , Luca Filippi , Alberto Valerio , Davide Valsecchi , Vitaly Petrov , Andy Soucek , Romain Grosjean , Marcello Puglisi , Diego Nunes , Stephen Jelley
Teams ART Grand Prix , Trident