King sets the pace on Day 2 at Jerez

Manor development driver Jordan King clocked the best lap of the second day of GP2 testing at Jerez as his Racing Engineering team continued to impress.

With King quickest, his teammate Norman Nato - who had topped the timesheets on Day 1 - was fifth, his benchmark from Tuesday running surpassed by 16 drivers.

The new best lap of the test, King's 1m24.429s, came in the morning session as the Briton overhauled Prema rookie Antonio Giovinazzi.

Nobuharu Matsushita, Giovinazzi's teammate Pierre Gasly and Nato were all within a tenth of a second of the Italian, with Sergey Sirotkin and Alex Lynn close behind as well, despite the former causing a red flag by clipping the barriers.

The afternoon, meanwhile, was headed by Rapax driver Gustav Malja, albeit the Swede's lap was almost two seconds slower than King's morning time.

Lynn was a close second, with Giovinazzi in third place.

Day 2 results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1:24.429 1:31.010
2 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing 1:24.545 1:26.750
3 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:24.579 1:31.094
4 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing 1:24.594 1:30.762
5 Norman Nato Racing Engineering 1:24.634 1:30.392
6 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix 1:24.689 1:31.285
7 Alex Lynn DAMS 1:24.696 1:26.340
8 Arthur Pic Rapax 1:25.049 1:27.341
9 Gustav Malja Rapax 1:25.088 1:26.319
10 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1:25.098 1:27.612
11 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin 1:25.202 1:31.346
12 Raffaele Marciello Russian Time 1:25.241 1:31.840
13 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1:25.259 1:27.060
14 Mitch Evans Jagonya Ayam Campos 1:25.398 1:27.328
15 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 1:25.671 1:27.651
16 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1:25.763 1:27.044
17 Artem Markelov Russian Time 1:25.867 1:27.000
18 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International 1:26.081 1:27.662
19 Sean Gelael Jagonya Ayam Campos 1:26.136 1:29.235
20 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1:26.301 1:31.668
21 Nabil Jeffri Arden International 1:26.493 1:28.228

 

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Series GP2
Event Jerez March testing
Track Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Jordan King , Antonio Giovinazzi , Nobuharu Matsushita
Teams Racing Engineering
Article type Testing report