Viso leads the way in the last pre-season test

The Venezuelan driver Ernesto Viso claimed today the best time at Barcelona`s Cirtuit de Catalunya in the final day of test for the Formula GP2 series before the season start at San Marino on April 23th. The BCN Competicion driver clocked ...

The Venezuelan driver Ernesto Viso claimed today the best time at Barcelona`s Cirtuit de Catalunya in the final day of test for the Formula GP2 series before the season start at San Marino on April 23th.

The BCN Competicion driver clocked 1:24.702 in the morning session and nobody was able to beat him. "We are pretty happy with the results obtained in this test sessions. We were for the first time in a track different from Paul Ricard and we managed to keep both cars in front running positions", commented Team Director, Jaime Pintanel.

Hiroki Yoshimoto, seocond driver of the Spaniard team, completed the good day by setting fourth overall. About the journey`s work, Pintatel mentioned: "We were working to get fast laps, and we've got it and in the afternoon session we were working ina long run with Yoshimoto, with testing race conditions, with a huge amount of fuel and testing the pitstops to prepare Imola's race".

French man Nicolas Lapierre finished on second as the best card of Arden International. Lapierre, who raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries last year, set 1:24.824 in his best perfomance since the tests began on February. After the bad perfonmance of Paul Ricard, where ahieved 11th. between the teams, Arden proved it`s in condition of fight the head in the series. Although Heikki Kovalainen couldn`t repeat yestarday job with the fastest time and ended just eleventh today.

Another French, Olivier Pla, of DPR team took third place with 1:24.868. Scott Speed, 1:24.904, who carries number 1 after last week work, put the iSpòrt machine on fifth nearly followed by Argentinian Juan Cruz Alvarez, sixth with 1:24.921. The Campos Racing card commented: " The team has been employed very well at this previos seassons and it has managed to smooth the difference that was separating us from the top in the first tests, deliver myself a very competitive car like that I handled these two days in Barcelona".

The top ten places were completed by Nico Rosberg, Gianmaria Bruni, Borja Garcia and Jose Maria Lopez. All them just haf a second behind Viso`s time.

Nelson A. Piquet, third faster on Wednesday, ended up 12th. today with a time of 1:25.313, while another son of a F1 champion, Mathias Lauda, take the 24th. and last position with the Coloni Motorsport car.

Next weekend at Imola will start the GP 2 series. The preview is over, is the moment of the real action.

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Gianmaria Bruni , Scott Speed , Nico Rosberg , Heikki Kovalainen , Olivier Pla , Nicolas Lapierre , Hiroki Yoshimoto , Jose Maria Lopez , Mathias Lauda , Juan Cruz Alvarez , Ernesto Viso
Teams Campos Racing