Varhaug ends Barcelona GP3 test on top

Pal Varhaug went quickest on the second and final day of GP3 testing at the Barcelona circuit in Spain.

The Norwegian driver, at the wheel of the Jenzer Motorsport car, dominated both the morning and the afternoon sessions, setting the benchmark before the lunch break as teams focused on longer runs in the afternoon.

Varhaug's best of 1:34.687 was nearly half a second quicker than Luca Ghiotto's best, the Trident driver finishing in second ahead of Formula 3 European champion Esteban Ocon.

Matheo Tuscher completed a strong day for Jenzer, with the fourth fastest time of the day, ahead of yesterday's pace setter Jann Mardenborough in the Carlin car.

The day was interrupted twice when Campos Racing's Zaid Ashkanani stopped in the morning and again later in the session at Turn 14.

The GP3 season kicks off at Barcelona on May 8-10.

Morning session:

  Driver Team Time Laps
1.
Pal Varhaug
Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.687
40
2.
Luca Ghiotto
Trident 1:35.071
45
3.
Esteban Ocon
ART Grand Prix 1:35.172
25
4.
Matheo Tuscher
Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.363
43
5.
Jann Mardenborough
Carlin 1:35.368
43
6.
Ralph Boschung
Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.374
38
7.
Alex Palou
Campos Racing 1:35.410
23
8.
Marvin Kirchhöfer
ART Grand Prix 1:35.451
38
9.
Emil Bernstorff
Arden International 1:35.512
38
10.
Seb Morris
Status Grand Prix 1:35.518
31
11.
Matthew Parry
Koiranen GP 1:35.554
43
12.
Antonio Fuoco
Carlin 1:35.639
43
13.
Jimmy Eriksson
Koiranen GP 1:35.782
38
14.
Artur Janosz
Trident 1:35.816
41
15.
Oscar Tunjo
Trident 1:35.953
34
16.
Alfonso Celis. Jr
ART Grand Prix 1:36.011
24
17.
Sandy Stuvik
Status Grand Prix 1:36.079
36
18.
Adderly Fong
Koiranen GP 1:36.104
33
19.
Zaid Ashkanani
Campos Racing 1:36.163
26
20.
Alex Fontana
Status Grand Prix 1:36.232
27
21.
Kevin Ceccon
Arden International 1:36.332
30
22.
Mitchell Gilbert
Carlin 1:36.335
39
23.
Aleksander Bosak
Arden International 1:37.440
28
24.
Samin Gomez
Campos Racing 1:37.991
35

Afternoon session

  Driver Team Time Laps
1.
Pal Varhaug
Jenzer Motorsport 1:37.277
26
2.
Kevin Ceccon
Arden International 1:37.529
35
3.
Emil Bernstorff
Arden International 1:37.772
34
4.
Marvin Kirchhöfer
ART Grand Prix 1:38.054
56
5.
Ralph Boschung
Jenzer Motorsport 1:38.233
27
6.
Adderly Fong
Koiranen GP 1:38.345
33
7.
Alex Palou
Campos Racing 1:38.846
36
8.
Esteban Ocon
ART Grand Prix 1:38.848
55
9.
Matthew Parry
Koiranen GP 1:38.850
25
10.
Aleksander Bosak
Arden International 1:38.950
33
11.
Samin Gomez
Campos Racing 1:38.967
17
12.
Matheo Tuscher
Jenzer Motorsport 1:38.990
28
13.
Zaid Ashkanani
Campos Racing 1:39.270
46
14.
Oscar Tunjo
Trident 1:39.438
33
15.
Alfonso Celis. Jr
ART Grand Prix 1:39.596
51
16.
Jimmy Eriksson
Koiranen GP 1:39.758
37
17.
Artur Janosz
Trident 1:39.786
31
18.
Luca Ghiotto
Trident 1:40.094
39
19.
Alex Fontana
Status Grand Prix 1:40.136
54
20.
Mitchell Gilbert
Carlin 1:40.141
49
21.
Seb Morris
Status Grand Prix 1:40.369
52
22.
Sandy Stuvik
Status Grand Prix 1:40.380
46
23.
Antonio Fuoco
Carlin 1:40.683
36
24.
Jann Mardenborough
Carlin 1:40.930
36

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Series GP3
Event Barcelona test
Sub-event Day 2
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Pal Varhaug
Teams Jenzer Motorsport
Article type Testing report