Trident’s Dorian Boccolacci has set the pace in both morning and afternoon sessions on the second and final day of GP3 testing at Barcelona.
Boccolacci set a time of 1m34.022s in the afternoon to take a massive advantage of 1.403s ahead of Jenzer’s Alessio Lorandi.
The faster of the times came in the morning, the Frenchman leading in a session with tight gaps separating the field with a time of 1m32.896s – the fastest time of testing at the track. Teams then focused on their pace in long runs with the Spanish track playing host to the first round next month.
ART Grand Prix’s trio of Nirei Fukuzumi, Jack Aitken and George Russell all finished within a tenth of a second of Boccolacci’s time as the only other drivers to lap within the 1m32s during the four sessions.
Arden’s Niko Kari finished fifth overall ahead of Campos’ Raoul Hyman and Trident’s Kevin Joerg. Marcos Siebert, Santino Ferrucci and Arjun Maini completed the top-10.
Three red flag periods temporarily interrupted running throughout the day, with Arden’s Steijn Schothorst coming to a halt at Turn 5 and having to be cleared, while Ryan Tveter, Tatiana Calderon and Raoul Hyman had slight problems in the afternoon.
The whole field was separated by just 1.338s in the morning before a gap of 3.787s emerged in the afternoon.
Drivers will now look forward to the final GP3 pre-season test of 2017 at Valencia on April 25-26 before the season begins at the Barcelona track on May 12-14.