Lorandi fastest on Day 2

Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi clocked the quickest time on day two of post-season testing. The Italian’s laptime of 1:55.734 was set in the afternoon. Finn and Red Bull prot�g� Niko Kari led the way in the morning session at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Day 2 of post-season testing in Abu Dhabi got underway with a brand new face: Frenchman Anthoine Hubert with ART GP, as well as the return of Kevin Joerg (Arden). ART GP’s Jack Aitken was first into the 1m56’s with he track slightly damp at Turns 13/14 at the start of the day. Matheus Leist clocked the second quickest time for Trident in a busy start to proceedings. Finn and Red Bull protege Niko Kari led the way in the morning session at

Switching to Arden Motorsport for day 2, Steijn Schothorst moved up to P2 ahead of Max Defourny (ART GP). After the one hour mark, Aitken continued to lead the way by half a second, until Kari shot to the head of the timesheet with a 1:55.949. Lorandi went third at the start of the final hour where the top three remained unchanged in a trouble-free session.

At the checkered flag it was Kari, Aitken, Lorandi, Leist, Arjun Maini, Schothorst, Hubert, Giuliano Alesi, Max Defourny and Leonardo Pulcini.

Schothorst was first to set the early pace at the beginning of the afternoon session. There was a brief red flag for Alesi who stopped on track. Once the session resumed it was Kari who lit up the timing screens to take top spot until Leist demoted the Finn to second. Santino Ferrucci (testing for Trident) then bettered his time to go P1 as he was the first driver to dip into the 1m56’s.

Lorandi again showed his pace as he flew to the top of the timings before Kari re-claimed P1. There was a second red flag when Ferrucci stopped at the pitlane exit. The action was quick to resume and it was an Arden one-two-three briefly with Schothorst leading the way over Kari and Joerg.

Koiranen GP tester Raoul Hyman moved up the order to P2 in the final half hour while the Dutchman improved on his own personal best to lap in the 1m55’s in P1. There was another short interruption to proceedings when Julian Falchero stopped on the back straight. There were under 10 minutes remaining when the track was live again, but there was enough time for Italian Lorandi to sweep into P1 and retain it until the checkered flag.

Behind the Jenzer driver was: Ferrucci, Schothorst, Kari, Hubert, Raoul Hyman, Aitken, Leist, Maini and Joerg.

Tomorrow’s third and final day of post-season testing will run from 08.00 – 10.30, with the afternoon session being held from 13:20 – 15.50 (GMT+4).

Day Two – Morning session

Pos

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Niko Kari

Arden International

1:55.949

24

2.

Jack Aitken

ART Grand Prix

1:56.119

26

3.

Alessio Lorandi

Jenzer Motorsport

1:56.302

25

4.

Matheus Leist

Trident

1:56.444

23

5.

Arjun Maini

ART Grand Prix

1:56.580

16

6.

Steijn Schothorst

Arden International

1:56.638

31

7.

Anthoine Hubert

ART Grand Prix

1:56.655

31

8.

Giuliano Alesi

Trident

1:56.805

26

9.

Max Defourny

ART Grand Prix

1:56.819

26

10.

Leonardo Pulcini

Campos Racing

1:56.844

25

11.

Marcos Siebert

Jenzer Motorsport

1:56.885

22

12.

Raoul Hyman

Koiranen GP

1:56.904

20

13.

Ryan Tveter

Trident

1:57.069

30

14.

Tatiana Calderon

DAMS

1:57.091

30

15.

Santino Ferrucci

Trident

1:57.207

23

16.

Patricio O’Ward

Koiranen GP

1:57.260

21

17.

Robert Shwartzman

Koiranen GP

1:57.303

22

18.

Dorian Boccolacci

DAMS

1:57.311

29

19.

Julian Falchero

Campos Racing

1:57.323

19

20.

Kevin Joerg

Arden International

1:57.499

22

21.

Bruno Baptista

Jenzer Motorsport

1:58.042

18

22.

Tarun Reddy

DAMS

1:58.697

27

23.

Petru Florescu

Campos Racing

1:58.757

29

Afternoon session

1.

Alessio Lorandi

Jenzer Motorsport

1:55.734

34

2.

Santino Ferrucci

Trident

1:55.814

18

3.

Steijn Schothorst

Arden International

1:55.942

34

4.

Niko Kari

Arden International

1:55.967

35

5.

Anthoine Hubert

ART Grand Prix

1:56.046

33

6.

Raoul Hyman

Koiranen GP

1:56.065

29

7.

Jack Aitken

ART Grand Prix

1:56.139

31

8.

Matheus Leist

Trident

1:56.329

30

9.

Arjun Maini

ART Grand Prix

1:56.353

38

10.

Kevin Joerg

Arden International

1:56.491

34

11.

Marcos Siebert

Jenzer Motorsport

1:56.616

31

12.

Leonardo Pulcini

Campos Racing

1:56.640

31

13.

Robert Shwartzman

Koiranen GP

1:56.814

20

14.

Dorian Boccolacci

DAMS

1:56.874

28

15.

Ryan Tveter

Trident

1:56.881

26

16.

Patricio O ‘Ward

Koiranen GP

1:56.911

19

17.

Giuliano Alesi

Trident

1:56.923

30

18.

Bruno Baptista

Jenzer Motorsport

1:57.062

31

19.

Julian Falchero

Campos Racing

1:57.164

18

20.

Tatiana Calderon

DAMS

1:57.255

31

21.

Tarun Reddy

DAMS

1:57.470

28

22.

Max Defourny

ART Grand Prix

1:57.518

32

23.

Petru Florescu

Campos Racing

1:59.316

9

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