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Rowland and Fortec dominate Tuesday testing

Oliver Rowland and Sergey Sirotkin complete a Fortec Motorsports 1-2 on day two of Formula Renault 3.5 testing in Jerez.
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The early morning pace set by Fortec Motorsports' Oliver Rowland was enough to keep Sergey Sirotkin at bay on the second day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing in Jerez.

Despite leading much of the afternoon session, the Russian's fastest time was one tenth-of-a-second slower than the 1:25.396 set by his rookie team mate.

Pierre Gasly also continued his good run of form to sit third fastest overall. Jazeman Jaafar, one of the most experienced drivers on track, could not close the deficit to the Red Bull junior - the Malaysian settled for fourth after finishing Monday's test fastest.

One time leader of the afternoon session, Carlos Sainz Jr placed fifth overall, one tenth faster than an ever-improving Pierto Fantin. In the second DAMS model, Sainz Jr's team mate, Norman Nato sat seventh whilst Marlon Stockinger, Nikolay Martensko and Nigel Melker completed the top ten.

Tio Ellinas topped the time sheets at intervals during the afternoon test but could not improve on his overall position. The Cypriot finished nineteenth, half a second slower than Marco Sorensen in the second Tech 1 Racing model.

Formula Renault 3.5 pre-season testing concludes on Wednesday. This will be the final opportunity for unsigned drivers to impress before the season opener in Monza next month.
by Katie Grimmett



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