After Giedo van der Garde set the pace on day one of the latest World Series by Renault test in Valencia, Marco Bonanomi took over in top spot for Red Devil Comtec as day two closed at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

The Italian set the fastest time of the day during the morning session, allowing van der Garde - who remained with Cram Competition - and Guillaume Moreau (KTR) to dominate the afternoon proceedings.

While the Dutchman moved into a second day with Cram, the session saw its usual game of musical chairs, as Bonanomi switched to Red Devil Comtec, Moreau to KTR, Miguel Molina to Prema Powerteam and Dani Clos to Pons Racing among the more significant moves. The only rookie on show was 17-year old Spaniard Vitor Garcia, who teamed up with Epsilon Euskadi for his first taste of World Series power.

Charles Pic set the first time to beat, dipping under the 1min 23secs mark with champions Tech 1 Racing. An hour into the session, however, Cram's Pippa Mann caused something of a sensation with a lap timed at 1min 22.429secs. That effort only appeared to open the floodgates, however, and, shortly afterwards, new Draco signing Bertrand Baguette bettered the British girl's time.

Top spot changed hands again in the closing minutes, as Bonanomi turned in the performance of the day by beating Molina's 2006 circuit record with a lap of 1min 21.857secs. Pic returned to the sharp end by clinching second place late on, with Clos and van der Garde lining up behind the Frenchman, despite the Dutchman having his three best times discounted for driving outside of the track boundaries.

"I'd only ever driven on this track in an F3000 car, but I'd already had some contact with the team during a test at Vallelunga," Bonanomi said of his run, "I clocked a good time this morning and, this afternoon, we focused on experimenting with the suspension set-up in preparation for 2008. I hope to finish well tomorrow, as these are the last tests in the current car."

van der Garde was not to be denied his moment of glory, however, but was made to wait before assuming control of the afternoon timesheets. When the action resumed after lunch, the track was noticeably quicker and, shortly after 4pm, Moreau moved into top spot with a 1min 22.316secs effort, displacing Mann, who again belied her 2007 form with a leading time.

Half an hour before the scheduled finish, most of the drivers stopped off for a fresh set of tyres, and Moreau showed the benefit by becoming the first to break the 1min 22secs barrier. The Frenchman was unable to improve further, however, when a technical problem forced him to retire before the chequered flag appeared. van der Garde needed no further encouragement, and promptly reclaimed the lead, posting a time of 1min 21.968secs to secure afternoon honours.

"I think the team and I have shown that we are capable of great things," the Dutchman commented, "My manager was here today with a view to agreeing terms for a second season in the championship."

Despite being denied P1, Moreau remained positive about his first appearance at the circuit.

"This was my first time on this circuit, which is very demanding, both technically and physically - you never feel you can relax at any stage," he noted, "It's a pleasure to be working with the KTR team again and, despite a minor technical problem we did some good work today."

FRenault Eurocup graduate Pic's sustained pursuit of fastest time came to an abrupt end in the afternoon session, the Frenchman revealing that 'I didn't do much driving this afternoon as my gearbox broke when I crashed off', but still managed to hold on to fourth best lap of the day, while Mann was shunted down to tenth after a strong day.

"I made a lot of progress during the 2007 season, thanks to the team, obviously, but also through working with Fairuz Fauzy," she said magnanimously, "Things are going very well with Giedo too. It's good to be in the top 10, but I want to be higher still!"

The places between Pic and Mann were filled by Clos, Molina, Paul Ricard pacesetter Michael Herck - running again with Prema - Aleix Alcaraz and Baguette. Race winner Salvador Duran was twelfth for, just ahead of rookies Robert Wickens and Marco Barba - whose 2008 seat at Draco was only confirmed on the eve of the test - while Charlie Kimball returned to Victory Engineering for the first time since being forced to miss the final couple of rounds with diabetes. The American was 21st fastest, just behind fellow series veterans Mikhail Aleshin and Xavier Maassen.

World Series by Renault testing times: day 2 (combined) - Valencia:

Marco Bonanomi Comtec 1m 21.857s Giedo van der Garde Cram 1m 21.968s Guillaume Moreau KTR 1m 21.998s Charles Pic Tech 1 1m 22.032s Dani Clos Pons 1m 22.042s Miguel Molina Prema 1m 22.190s Michael Herck Prema 1m 22.211s Aleix Alcaraz Pons 1m 22.339s Bertrand Baguette Draco 1m 22.390s Pippa Mann Cram 1m 22.429s Carlos Iaconelli KTR 1m 22.534s Salvador Duran Interwetten 1m 22.553s Robert Wickens Carlin 1m 22.558s Marco Barba Draco 1m 22.644s Daniil Move Carlin 1m 22.819s Oliver Oakes Tech 1 1m 22.852s Mario Romancini Epsilon Euskadi 1m 22.875s Duncan Tappy Fortec 1m 22.961s Mikhail Aleshin Victory 1m 23.026s Xavier Maassen Comtec 1m 23.061s Charlie Kimball Victory 1m 23.126s Fairuz Fauzy Fortec 1m 23.136s Sergio Perez Interwetten 1m 23.185s Vitor Garcia Epsilon Euskadi 1m 23.300s Pasquale di Sabatino RC 1m 23.990s Parthiva Sureshwaren Victory 1m 24.835s