Evans, King share honours at GP2 test in Bahrain

Mitch Evans goes fastest in the morning session of the opening day of a three-day GP2 Series test in Bahrain

Mitch Evans goes fastest in the morning session of the opening day of a three-day GP2 Series test in Bahrain

Kiwi flyer Mitch Evans completed a promising test in the second round of official GP2 Series pre-season trials at Bahrain.

Evans only turned 10 laps but ended up with a 1:42.479s to top proceedings for Russian Time ahead of Arden International’s Norman Nato in the morning run of the three-day test.

Pirelli has selected a combination of hard and soft compound tyres for the field at the tests which will see the introduction of the F10-style DRS (Drag Reduction System) implemented for the first time in the grand prix feeder class this season.

Jordan King pips Evans for the fastest time in the afternoon run

Jordan King pips Evans for the fastest time in the afternoon run

Evans again run strongly in the afternoon run when he ended up second fastest in 1:41.608s behind Racing Engineering’s Jordan King who topped the day overall in 1:41.494s.

Rapax driver Sergey Sirotkin was third fastest in 1:41.608s with the top nine runners all dipping under 1:42s.

Evans’ countryman Richie Stanaway was 17th and 14th for the Status Grand Prix team.

The 10-round GP2 Series kicks off at the Sakhir circuit from April 17-19 where it runs on the undercard to the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix.

GP2 test results: Morning session

1

Mitch Evans

RUSSIAN TIME

1:42.479

10

2

Norman Nato

Arden International

1:42.653

22

3

Marco Sorensen

Carlin

1:42.689

14

4

Nathanaël Berthon

Lazarus

1:42.712

16

5

Julian Leal

Carlin

1:42.728

4

6

Stoffel Vandoorne

ART Grand Prix

1:42.779

35

7

Sergio Canamasas

MP Motorsport

1:42.800

14

8

Alexander Rossi

Racing Engineering

1:42.801

10

9

Andre Negrao

Arden International

1:42.953

26

10

Pierre Gasly

DAMS

1:43.015

10

11

Daniel De Jong

MP Motorsport

1:43.016

7

12

Nick Yelloly

Hilmer Motorsport

1:43.042

22

13

Jordan King

Racing Engineering

1:43.101

16

14

Arthur Pic

Campos Racing

1:43.226

3

15

Rio Haryanto

Campos Racing

1:43.347

18

16

Sergey Sirotkin

Rapax

1:43.357

14

17

Richie Stanaway

Status Grand Prix

1:43.391

16

18

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:43.455

14

19

Raffaele Marciello

Trident

1:43.766

14

20

Robert Visoiu

Rapax

1:43.826

14

21

Marlon Stockinger

Status Grand Prix

1:43.876

19

22

Alex Lynn

DAMS

1:44.022

10

23

Zoel Amberg

Lazarus

1:44.333

28

24

Nobuharu Matsushita

ART Grand Prix

1:44.392

26

25

Rene Binder

Trident

1:44.416

10

GP2 test results: Afternoon session

1

Jordan King

Racing Engineering

1:41.494

20

2

Mitch Evans

RUSSIAN TIME

1:41.608

14

3

Sergey Sirotkin

Rapax

1:41.636

12

4

Norman Nato

Arden International

1:41.755

16

5

Stoffel Vandoorne

ART Grand Prix

1:41.851

22

6

Marco Sorensen

Carlin

1:41.861

16

7

Julian Leal

Carlin

1:41.985

13

8

Nathanaël Berthon

Lazarus

1:42.004

13

9

Pierre Gasly

DAMS

1:42.015

14

10

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:42.038

13

11

Alexander Rossi

Racing Engineering

1:42.201

20

12

Daniel De Jong

MP Motorsport

1:42.301

9

13

Arthur Pic

Campos Racing

1:42.301

14

14

Richie Stanaway

Status Grand Prix

1:42.365

22

15

Raffaele Marciello

Trident

1:42.431

9

16

Alex Lynn

DAMS

1:42.461

11

17

Nick Yelloly

Hilmer Motorsport

1:42.608

18

18

Robert Visoiu

Rapax

1:42.628

11

19

André Negrao

Arden International

1:42.700

10

20

Nobuharu Matsushita

ART Grand Prix

1:43.181

19

21

Rio Haryanto

Campos Racing

1:43.207

15

22

Zoel Amberg

Lazarus

1:43.383

17

23

Marlon Stockinger

Status Grand Prix

1:43.398

13

24

Rene Binder

Trident

1:43.902

6

25

Sergio Canamasas

MP Motorsport

1:44.630

8

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