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Series Paul Ricard morning test notes 2008-09-25

Kamui Kobayashi sets the pace in Paul Ricard The Dams ace signed the quickest laptime this morning in a 1:13.278 ahead of both Piquet Sports cars. The GP2 Series circus gathered in Le Castellet for a two-day test session. The ...

Kamui Kobayashi sets the pace in Paul Ricard

The Dams ace signed the quickest laptime this morning in a 1:13.278 ahead of both Piquet Sports cars.

The GP2 Series circus gathered in Le Castellet for a two-day test session. The teams are preparing for the 2009 GP2 Series but also for the second season of GP2 Asia - which will start in less than three weeks in Shanghai.

On the 3D track of 3,853 Km, the 2008 GP2 Champions, Barwa International Campos Team, tested with Vitaly Petrov along with Mexican newcomer Sergio Perez. Meanwhile, 2008 runner-up iSport International worked with Frenchman Nelson Philippe and Brazilian Diego Nunes. His countryman Alberto Valerio, together with Spaniard Roldan Rodriguez, drove for Piquet Sports.

But it was Toyota's F1 third driver Kamui Kobayashi who was fastest this morning at the wheel of his Dams car, closely followed by the two Piquet Sports men, Valerio and Roldan Rodriguez. Also quick was Andreas Zuber at the wheel of the Fisichella Motor Sport International car. He will be replaced by Italian driver Fabrizio Crestani this afternoon. Sam Bird - also testing with Dams today - completed the Top 5. Belgium Bertrand Baguette will be replaced by Spaniard Dani Clos this afternoon at BCN Cometicion.

-credit: gp2series.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Kamui Kobayashi , Sam Bird , Alberto Valerio , Vitaly Petrov , Sergio Perez , Fabrizio Crestani