Parry leads ART trio on Day 2 of Valencia test

Koiranen GP returnee Matt Parry topped the second day of GP3's Valencia test, with three ART Grand Prix drivers following close behind.

Parry overtook Honda protege Nirei Fukuzumi and Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc in the closing stages of the wet-dry morning session, his new benchmark of 1m21.476s representing an improvement of almost three tenths on Artur Janosz's best time from Day 1.

And Janosz was among the six drivers who surpassed that time on Friday, slotting in fifth - behind the ART trio of Fukuzumi, Leclerc and Alex Albon and ahead of McLaren junior Nyck de Vries, yet another driver running for the reigning champion squad.

The same drivers then continued to run the show in the afternoon, with Fukuzumi and Parry occupying the top spot before it was taken over by Leclerc.

The Monegasque's time of 1m22.089s would go unmatched in the final hour of testing, albeit DAMS driver Jake Hughes did move to within a tenth of Leclerc.

Parry settled for third, him and teammate Ralph Boschung, who had caused a red flag in the morning, split by Haas F1 development driver Santino Ferrucci.

Day 2 results:

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1:21.476 1:22.195
2 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:21.560 1:22.500
3 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:21.564 1:22.089
4 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1:21.598 1:22.509
5 Artur Janosz Trident 1:21.673 1:22.527
6 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:21.697 1:22.621
7 Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1:21.796 1:23.232
8 Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:21.820 1:23.007
9 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:21.989 1:22.833
10 Jake Hughes DAMS 1:22.016 1:22.166
11 Jack Aitken Arden International 1:22.041 1:24.961
12 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:22.056 1:25.078
13 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1:22.088 1:23.169
14 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1:22.147 1:22.243
15 Jake Dennis Arden International 1:22.189 1:22.531
16 Kevin Jorg DAMS 1:22.203 1:22.433
17 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1:23.466 1:22.366
18 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:22.340 1:22.586
19 Sandy Stuvik Trident 1:22.340 1:22.775
20 Mahaveer Raghunathan Koiranen GP 1:22.477 1:23.505
21 Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 1:22.505 1:22.878
22 Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1:22.531 1:22.951
23 Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:22.850 1:22.568
24 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1:22.847 1:22.725

 

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Series GP3
Event Valencia April testing
Track Valencia Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Drivers Matthew Parry , Charles Leclerc , Nirei Fukuzumi
Teams Koiranen GP
Article type Breaking news