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Nirei Fukuzumi leads ART one-two in Barcelona GP3 test

Nirei Fukuzumi, ART, GP3 testing

ART driver Nirei Fukuzumi set the fastest time on the first day of the second GP3 pre-season test at Barcelona.

Fukuzumi's best lap, a 1m33.685s, was set just under an hour into the afternoon session and put him 0.435 seconds clear of his ART team-mate Anthoine Hubert.

Jenzer Motorsport's Arjun Maini, who had been quickest after the wet-to-dry morning session, ended up in third place, 0.775s adrift of Fukuzumi's best time of the day.

Mercedes Formula 1 junior driver George Russell - the 2014 BRDC Formula 4 champion and McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner - finished the day in fourth place, ahead of Alessio Lorandi in the second Jenzer machine.

Giuliano Alesi and Kevin Jorg finished sixth and seventh for Trident, with Jack Aitken eighth in the last of the ART entries.

Marcos Siebert

Italian F4 champion Marcos Siebert was ninth for Campos Racing, which has so far only confirmed Julien Falchero in its line up for the 2017 season, as Santino Ferrucci rounded out the top 10 for DAMS.

After much of the morning running was lost while the track tried out, three red flags - caused by Leonardo Pulcini, Dorian Boccolacci and Russell stopping on-track - disrupted the afternoon session.

Once returned to the pits, Pulcini and Boccolacci's cars were found to be underweight, and their times for the afternoon session were deleted as a result.

MORNING TIMES:

PosDriverTeamTimeGapLaps
1Arjun MainiJenzer Motorsport1m34.163s-24
2Niko KariArden International1m34.522s0.359s23
3Santino FerrucciDAMS1m34.651s0.488s16
4Nirei FukuzumiART Grand Prix1m34.761s0.598s45
5Leonardo PulciniArden International1m34.828s0.665s19
6Raoul HymanCampos Racing1m34.877s0.714s18
7Dorian BoccolacciTrident1m34.929s0.766s12
8Giuliano AlesiTrident1m35.146s0.983s13
9Alessio LorandiJenzer Motorsport1m35.173s1.010s16
10Marcos SiebertCampos Racing1m35.249s1.086s19
11Kevin JorgTrident1m35.261s1.098s14
12Steijn SchothorstArden International1m35.330s1.167s19
13Anthoine HubertART Grand Prix1m35.379s1.216s45
14Julien FalcheroCampos Racing1m35.407s1.244s25
15Tatiana CalderonDAMS1m35.415s1.252s17
16Bruno BaptistaDAMS1m35.639s1.476s17
17Jack AitkenART Grand Prix1m35.748s1.585s41
18George RussellART Grand Prix1m36.094s1.931s40
19Ryan TveterTrident1m36.545s2.382s12

AFTERNOON TIMES:

PosDriverTeamTimeGapLaps
1Nirei FukuzumiART Grand Prix1m33.685s-47
2Anthoine HubertART Grand Prix1m34.120s0.435s40
3Arjun MainiJenzer Motorsport1m34.460s0.775s44
4George RussellART Grand Prix1m34.556s0.871s37
5Alessio LorandiJenzer Motorsport1m34.647s0.962s41
6Giuliano AlesiTrident1m34.670s0.985s38
7Kevin JorgTrident1m34.791s1.106s41
8Jack AitkenART Grand Prix1m34.793s1.108s39
9Marcos SiebertCampos Racing1m34.825s1.140s43
10Santino FerrucciDAMS1m35.012s1.327s43
11Bruno BaptistaDAMS1m35.062s1.377s43
12Tatiana CalderonDAMS1m35.417s1.732s40
13Niko KariArden International1m35.448s1.763s38
14Ryan TveterTrident1m35.475s1.790s37
15Raoul HymanCampos Racing1m35.524s1.839s44
16Steijn SchothorstArden International1m35.884s2.199s45
17Julien FalcheroCampos Racing1m38.167s4.482s35


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