Noblesville, IN -- American Conor Daly impressed the GP2 paddock this afternoon in Barcelona with a three hour afternoon session of laps that put him into the top 10 fastest.
Daly shared a car for the final day with Italian, Riccardo Agostini. It was his first dry session in a GP2 car after heavy rain blighted the first two days of testing.
The soft tires are good for just one lap and as has happened so many times, I got caught in traffic at the hairpin and lost half a second," said Daly.
"Not to worry; this week has been amazing for me as it was totally unexpected. The team did a great job helping me understand what GP2 cars can do."
Daly tested for a new German team, Hilmer Motorsport. "Conor was fantastic. For a rookie who had never driven a GP2 car before to be in the top ten in the rain and dry was impressive.
We did a lot with him and he had to share the car on the last day which was not ideal, but he did a great job," said team owner, Franz Hilman.
Daly will be back in Barcelona next week for the second round of GP3 winter testing.
Hilmer Motorsport is a new team to the GP2 Series having recently purchased the assets of Ocean Technology.
The team is owned and operated by Franz Hilmer who also owns Formtech GmbH - a supplier for several Formula One teams. In the recent series test in Jerez, they topped the time sheets on both days.