Jolyon Palmer continues to impress in pre-season Bahrain test

The first round of the 2014 GP2 Series will also take place in Bahrain on 4-6 April.

Southwater racer Jolyon Palmer impressed again in testing ahead of the opening round of the 2014 GP2 Series, showing front running pace in Bahrain. The 22-year-old will race for the Le Mans-based DAMSs team and will start the season as a favourite for the title.

Jolyon Palmer
Jolyon Palmer

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Moving on from Abu Dhabi, where he posted the fastest time of the week, to the Sakhir circuit, Jolyon worked hard on the opening day to end up fifth fastest, barely two tenths away from the quickest time.

Jolyon briefly held the top spot on day two when teams simulated qualifying runs, but felt there was more to come. Completing nearly 60 laps of the circuit on the final day, he held the sixth fastest time in the morning, and headed the drivers for much of the afternoon.

Summing up the test, Jolyon commented: "Overall I'm very happy with the three days here, we have been competitive all the time and in all of pre season testing we haven't finished a day outside of the top six. This is all positive going into the season, confidence is high and now we need to make sure we put everything together and start the season strongly.”

The first round of the 2014 GP2 Series will also take place in Bahrain on 4-6 April.

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