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Barcelona - Test times - March 8

On the final day of pre-season testing before the start of the season in Sepang, Lotus GP's Esteban Gutiérrez set the fastest time for the second consecutive day.
Lotus GPs Esteban Gutiérrez proved that Wednesday's fastest time was no one-off, repeating the feat on the final day of the three-day GP2-pre season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona in Spain.

His time of 1:29.154s was a tenth and a half faster than DAMS' Davide Valsecchi in the morning sessions, while GP3 star Tom Dillmann went fastest for Rapax in the afternoon with a time of 1:29.705.

The teams are now crating up their cars and equipment for freighting to the Sepang circuit in Malaysia for the start of the 2012 GP2 season on March 23-25.

Morning results

1. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 29.154 (25 laps)
2. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 29.318 (26 laps)
3. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 29.455 (25 laps)
4. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 29.456 (25 laps)
5. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m 29.490 (15 laps)
6. James Calado Lotus GP 1m 29.599 (19 laps)
7. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 29.581 (27 laps)
8. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1m 29.632 (36 laps)
9. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 29.679 (23 laps)
10. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 29.694 (28 laps)
11. Luiz Razia Arden International 1m 29.748 (26 laps)
12. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1m 29.849 (22 laps)
13. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 29.977 (20 laps)
14. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 30.031 (29 laps)
15. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 30.047 (18 laps)
16. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 30.055 (20 laps)
17. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 30.075 (38 laps)
18. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 30.211 (35 laps)
19. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1m 30.250 (30 laps)
20. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1m 30.287 (28 laps)
21. Simon Trummer Arden International 1m 30.477 (23 laps)
22. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1m 30.680 (24 laps)
23. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1m 30.724 (29 laps)
24. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 31.029 (25 laps)
25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 31.766 (24 laps)
26. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 32.872 (35 laps)

Afternoon results

1. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 29.705 (33 laps)
2. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m 29.918 (24 laps)
3. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 30.385 (13 laps)
4. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 30.740 (36 laps)
5. Jon Lancaster Ocean Racing Technology 1m 30.890 (26 laps)
6. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m 31.175 (31 laps)
7. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 31.197 (37 laps)
8. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m 31.324 (25 laps)
9. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1m 31.352 (36 laps)
10. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 31.406 (35 laps)
11. Luiz Razia Arden International 1m 31.611 (56 laps)
12. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1m 32.295 (28 laps)
13. Stéphane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m 32.339 (31 laps)
14. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m 32.364 (51 laps)
15. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m 32.923 (41 laps)
16. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 33.459 (52 laps)
17. Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 33.529 (22 laps)
18. James Calado Lotus GP 1m 33.579 (52 laps)
19. Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 1m 33.847 (52 laps)
20. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1m 34.086 (52 laps)
21. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1m 34.088 (40 laps)
22. Nathanaël Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 34.495 (39 laps)
23. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 34.521 (34 laps)
24. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing 1m 34.750 (46 laps)
25. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 35.312 (15 laps)
26. Simon Trummer Arden International (1 laps)



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Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) during day 3 of testing at Barcelona, Spain. Thursday 8th March 2012. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus GP) during day 3 of testing at Barcelona, Spain. Thursday 8th March 2012. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates in parc ferme after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport) celebrates on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Marco Sorensen (DK, MP Motorsport), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Sunday 12 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates with champagne on the podium after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Photo: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International), Dean Stoneman (GBR, Koiranen GP) and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) on the feature race podium at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates win with his father Jonathan at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014.(Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates victory at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Steven Tee/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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