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Bahrain - Friday practice

Davide Valsecchi quickly mastered the dusty Bahrain International Circuit to go comfortably clear at the top of the Friday morning GP2 practice session timesheets.
DAMS looked well on the pace at Sakhir, in the first session of GP2 track activity in Bahrain in Friday morning practice.

Davide Valsecchi's lap of 1:41.417 was 0.671s clear of Max Chilton, with Johnny Ceotto Jr. just 0.026s ahead of Valsecchi's rookie team mate Felipe Nasr in fourth place.

Practice times

1. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 41.417s (12 laps)
2. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 42.088s + 0.671s (9 laps)
3. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Addax 1m 42.294s + 0.877s (9 laps)
4. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 42.320s + 0.903s (12 laps)
5. Luiz Razia Arden 1m 42.390s + 0.973s (12 laps)
6. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 42.411s + 0.994s (6 laps)
7. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus 1m 42.649s + 1.232s (12 laps)
8. James Calado Lotus 1m 42.853s + 1.436s (11 laps)
9. Dani Clos Addax 1m 42.918s + 1.501s (11 laps)
10. Fabio Onidi Coloni 1m 42.963s + 1.546s (10 laps)
11. Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 43.047s + 1.630s (12 laps)
12. Julian Leal Trident 1m 43.082s + 1.665s (13 laps)
13. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 43.139s + 1.722s (6 laps)
14. Stefano Coletti Coloni 1m 43.235s + 1.818s (13 laps)
15. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 43.289s + 1.872s (12 laps)
16. Simon Trummer Arden 1m 43.377s + 1.960s (9 laps)
17. Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m 43.470s + 2.053s (12 laps)
18. Stephane Richelmi Trident 1m 43.485s + 2.068s (12 laps)
19. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus 1m 43.532s + 2.115s (10 laps)
20. Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 43.542s + 2.125s (10 laps)
21. Ricardo Gonzalez Caterham 1m 43.726s + 2.309s (12 laps)
22. Brendon Hartley Ocean 1m 43.754s + 2.337s (14 laps)
23. Nigel Melker Ocean 1m 43.974s + 2.557s (13 laps)
24. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 44.112s + 2.685s (4 laps)
25. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 44.137s + 2.720s (14 laps)
26. Giancarlo Serenelli Lazarus 1m 44.697s + 3.280s (13 laps)



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