Janosz kicks off Valencia GP3 test on top

Artur Janosz set the pace on the opening day of the second GP3 pre-season test at Valencia, putting Trident on top of the timesheets.

The Polish driver, who is entering his sophomore GP3 season, clocked his best time of 1m21.755s in the final half-hour of morning session, dethroning Jenzer's recent signing Oscar Tunjo.

Alex Albon and Konstantin Tereshchenko were two tenths off in second and third with their late flyers, displacing Charles Leclerc.

Tunjo was just 0.012s adrift the Ferrari protege in fifth, while the Monegasque had Jack Aitken, Alex Palou, Nyck de Vries and Tatiana Calderon less than a tenth behind as well.

Koiranen's Matt Parry was quickest in the afternoon after beating long-time leader Jake Dennis to the spot.

The duo were two of the few drivers able to improve their morning times, Parry becoming second quickest overall.

Aitken made up an all-British top three, just two hundredths slower than his teammate Dennis.

Nirei Fukuzumi was fourth, leading ART teammates Leclerc and Albon.

Testing times:

1  Artur Janosz Trident 1:21.755 1:22.545
2  Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1:22.241 1:21.932
3  Alex Albon ART Grand Prix 1:21.954 1:22.411
4  Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:21.976 1:22.885
5  Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:22.017 1:22.295
6  Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1:22.029 1:22.433
7  Jack Aitken Arden International 1:22.054 1:22.188
8  Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:22.076 1:22.925
9  Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:22.096 1:22.535
10  Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1:22.112 1:22.916
11  Jake Dennis Arden International 1:22.377 1:22.161
12  Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:22.184 1:22.620
13  Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1:22.199 1:22.565
14  Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:22.232 1:22.286
15  Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1:22.317 1:22.435
16  Kevin Jorg DAMS 1:22.334 1:22.866
17  Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1:22.344 1:22.475
18  Jake Hughes DAMS 1:22.388 1:22.937
19  Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:22.470 1:22.527
20  Sandy Stuvik Trident 1:38.343 1:22.632
21  Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:38.861 1:22.684
22  Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 1:23.098 1:22.734
23  Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1:22.798 1:23.166
24  Mahaveer Raghunathan Koiranen GP 1:23.285 1:23.061

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Series GP3
Event Valencia April testing
Track Valencia Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Drivers Artur Janosz
Teams Trident
Article type Testing report