GP3 News: Varhaug fastest on day two in Barcelona

//GP3 News: Varhaug fastest on day two in Barcelona

GP3 News: Varhaug fastest on day two in Barcelona

Jenzer Motorsport’s Pal Varhaug tops both sessions in Spain

Norwegian Pal Varhaug clocked the fastest time in both the morning and afternoon session at the Circuit De Catalunya, Barcelona. His best time of 1:34.867 was set in the morning.

Sunshine greeted the GP3 Series paddock for the second and final day of pre-season testing. It was a busy start to the morning with all 24 drivers eager to make the most of the conditions. Varhaug led the way early on just 0.011’s faster than Campos Racing’s Alex Palou with Jenzer Motorsport’s Matheo Tuscher and Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) rounding out the top four.

After one hour, the Norwegian driver improved on his personal best to dip into the 1m34’s with Ocon moving up to P2. There was a short break in proceedings when Ashkanani stopped between turns 6-7 and unfortunately again later in the session at Turn 14.

Whilst some teams concentrated on pit-stop practice, Ghiotto shot to P2, two tenths off the Jenzer Motorsport driver’s fastest lap. The positions at the top remain unchanged and at the chequered flag Varhaug remained in control of the timesheet. Ghiotto, Ocon, Tuscher, Jann Mardenborough, Ralph Boschung, Palou, Marvin Kirchhöfer, Emil Bernstorff and Seb Morris completed the top ten.

Boschung led the start of the afternoon session until Varhaug bettered his time. At the midway point, the Arden International duo of Kevin Ceccon and Emil Bernstorff jumped up to second and third displacing the Swiss rookie. The focus for most teams was long runs with the opening round fast approaching.

As the clock ticked down, nobody was able to improve so for Varhaug ended the day with P1 for both sessions. Behind the Jenzer Motorsport driver at the chequered flag were Ceccon, Bernstorff, Kirchhöfer, Boschung, Adderly Fong, Palou, Ocon, Matthew Parry and Aleksander Bosak.

This marks the end of testing and the GP3 Series will be back at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona in two weeks’ time for the opening round of the 2015 season on 08-10 May.

Barcelona: Day 2
Morning Results
Driver Team Laptime 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 Results

Driver Team Laptime 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

2018-07-17T23:12:58+00:00April 23rd, 2015|GP 3 Series|