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van der Garde hits front.

Championship leader Giedo van der Garde hit the top of the timesheets on the second day of free practice for the World Series by Renault at the Nurburgring.

Having sat out much of day one with engine problems, van der Garde maintained his dominance so far this season to edge out Thursday pace setter Alvaro Barba by a comfortable two tenths of a second.

Significantly, just one second covered the top 16 between van der Garde and P1 Motorsport team-mate Pippa Mann, ensuring this weekend's return to action is set to be a close one.

However, other than van der Garde, the remainder of the top ten collective times occurred during Thursday, ensuring Bertrand Baguette, James Walker and Marco Bonanomi filled out the top five.

A better day for van der Garde's title contenders too, Julien Jousse, Fabio Carbone and Salvador Duran rose up the order in the afternoon especially, to keep the Dutchman honest at what will represent his adopted home round.

van der Garde heads into the latest round of the championship clutching a healthy 41 point lead with eight races remaining.


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