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DATE News (chronologically)
10/27/11
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Mitch Evans dominates in Barcelona  
Mitch Evans
Wednesday marked the final day of GP3 Series post-season testing in Barcelona, and the teams were greeted with sunny but cold conditions in the morning. There were no new faces in the paddock with the driver line-up remaining unchanged from Day 1 and MW Arden’s Mitch Evans the man to beat.

When the lights turned green the twenty-six young drivers fed out onto the track on Pirelli P Zero slick tires, but the session came to an abrupt halt when Aaro Vainio went off track at Turn 1 on his installation lap. Once back underway it was Matias Laine who set the pace for Marussia Manor Racing before being briefly knocked off the top spot by MW Arden’s rookie Tio Ellinas and teammate Gabby Chaves.

Laine reclaimed P1, but it was short lived as Evans continued to impress. The New Zealander moved to the top of the time sheet just one hour into the session and with the rest of the field unable to match his pace, held onto the spot for the remainder of the session. Laine clocked the second fastest time followed by a solid team effort from Jenzer Motorsport’s Maxim Zimin, Michael Heche and Brandon Maisano.

In the afternoon temperatures conditioned to rise and once again it was Evans who set the early pace. The MW Arden driver topped the field until thirty minutes into the session when Laine took the lead. The Marussia Manor Racing driver moved into P1 and swapped fastest mid-session lap times with Atech CRS GP driver Tamas Pal Kiss and Vainio for Lotus ART. But with ninety minutes remaining Evans gained control once again.

In the closing minutes of the session drivers headed out on new rubber, but despite the best efforts of the field the MW Arden driver had already done enough stay top – the young Kiwi made it four out of four at the Spanish circuit. Laine held onto second ahead of Ellinas who had an impressive debut test. Vainio finished fourth followed by Stockinger and Pal Kiss.

GP3 Series will be back on track November 23-24 for the second post-season test in Valencia.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Total Gap
1 26 Mitch EVANS NZL MW ARDEN 1:37.793 24 0.000s
2 12 Matias LAINE FIN MANOR RACING 1:38.048 31 0.255
3 8 Maxim ZIMIN RUS JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:38.076 26 0.283
4 9 Michael HECHE SUI JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:38.140 30 0.347
5 7 Brandon MAISANO FRA JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:38.207 29 0.414
6 4 Marlon STOCKINGER PHI STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:38.286 32 0.493
7 1 Daniel ABT GER LOTUS ART 1:38.330 39 0.537
8 28 Tio ELLINAS GBR MW ARDEN 1:38.420 23 0.627
9 14 Carlos HUERTAS COL CARLIN 1:38.609 33 0.816
10 10 Gabby CHAVES COL MANOR RACING 1:38.621 29 0.828
11 22 Tamas PAL KISS HUN ATECH CRS GP 1:38.631 32 0.838
12 19 Kevin KORJUS EST TECH 1 RACING 1:38.719 26 0.926
13 18 Miki WECKSTRÖM FIN TECH 1 RACING 1:38.793 26 1.000
14 27 Edoardo LIBERATI ITA MW ARDEN 1:38.971 33 1.178
15 30 Markus POMMER GER RSC MÜCKE MOTORSPORT 1:39.003 29 1.210
16 5 Kotaro SAKURAI JPN STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:39.395 34 1.602
17 21 Nick YELLOLY GBR ATECH CRS GP 1:39.460 30 1.667
18 6 Scott MALVERN GBR STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:39.511 36 1.718
19 23 Pieter SCHOTHORST NED ADDAX TEAM 1:39.584 42 1.791
20 16 Nicolas COSTA BRA CARLIN 1:39.761 37 1.968
21 31 Pascal WEHRLEIN GER RSC MÜCKE MOTORSPORT 1:40.044 34 2.251
22 17 Gerardo NIETO MEX TECH 1 RACING 1:40.328 27 2.535
23 2 Gregoire DEMOUSTIER FRA LOTUS ART 1:41.052 20 3.259
24 20 Ethan RINGEL USA ATECH CRS GP 1:41.751 38 3.958
25 25 Michela CERRUTI ITA ADDAX TEAM 1:42.097 27 4.304
26 3 Aaro VAINIO FIN LOTUS ART - 1 -


Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Total Gap
1 26 Mitch EVANS NZL MW ARDEN 1:38.751 27 0.000s
2 12 Matias LAINE FIN MANOR RACING 1:39.172 29 0.421
3 28 Tio ELLINAS GBR MW ARDEN 1:39.393 36 0.642
4 3 Aaro VAINIO FIN LOTUS ART 1:39.398 34 0.647
5 4 Marlon STOCKINGER PHI STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:39.451 30 0.700
6 22 Tamas PAL KISS HUN ATECH CRS GP 1:39.470 17 0.719
7 14 Carlos HUERTAS COL CARLIN 1:39.539 37 0.788
8 10 Gabby CHAVES COL MANOR RACING 1:39.574 24 0.823
9 7 Brandon MAISANO FRA JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:39.653 38 0.902
10 1 Daniel ABT GER LOTUS ART 1:39.657 28 0.906
11 19 Kevin KORJUS EST TECH 1 RACING 1:39.713 29 0.962
12 27 Edoardo LIBERATI ITA MW ARDEN 1:39.728 32 0.977
13 8 Maxim ZIMIN RUS JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:39.743 24 0.992
14 9 Michael HECHE SUI JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:39.803 35 1.052
15 30 Markus POMMER GER RSC MÜCKE MOTORSPORT 1:40.074 29 1.323
16 18 Miki WECKSTRÖM FIN TECH 1 RACING 1:40.346 23 1.595
17 21 Nick YELLOLY GBR ATECH CRS GP 1:40.395 26 1.644
18 5 Kotaro SAKURAI JPN STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:40.416 45 1.665
19 2 Gregoire DEMOUSTIER FRA LOTUS ART 1:40.544 39 1.793
20 31 Pascal WEHRLEIN GER RSC MÜCKE MOTORSPORT 1:40.569 30 1.818
21 6 Scott MALVERN GBR STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:40.804 41 2.053
22 16 Nicolas COSTA BRA CARLIN 1:40.896 30 2.145
23 17 Gerardo NIETO MEX TECH 1 RACING 1:40.933 33 2.182
24 23 Pieter SCHOTHORST NED ADDAX TEAM 1:41.144 16 2.393
25 20 Ethan RINGEL USA ATECH CRS GP 1:43.170 28 4.419
26 25 Michela CERRUTI ITA ADDAX TEAM 1:43.373 23 4.622
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