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Bahrain - Qualifying times

Davide Valsecchi followed through on the promise of his blistering Friday morning practice pace to claim pole position for the Bahrain feature race.
Davide Valsecchi claimed pole position for Saturday's GP2 feature race at the Bahrain International Circuit, with a lap of 1:41.200s over a quarter of a second faster than Lotus GP's Esteban Gutierrez who will line up alongside him on the front row.

In an impressive day for DAMS overall, Valsecchi's rookie team mate Felipe Nasr clinched third place ahead of Fabio Leimer, with Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Stephane Richelmi making up row three.

Qualifying times

1. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m 41.200s (10 laps)
2. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus 1m 41.479s + 0.279s (7 laps)
3. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m 41.785s + 0.585s (6 laps)
4. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m 41.798s + 0.598s (10 laps)
5. Johnny Cecotto Jr. Addax 1m 41.858s + 0.658s (11 laps)
6. Stephane Richelmi Trident 1m 41.862s + 0.662s (10 laps)
7. Marcus Ericsson iSport 1m 41.933s + 0.733s (10 laps)
8. James Calado Lotus 1m 41.939s + 0.739s (9 laps)
9. Luiz Razia Arden 1m 41.962s + 0.762s (10 laps)
10. Max Chilton Carlin 1m 41.980s + 0.780s (12 laps)
11. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m 42.097s + 0.897s (13 laps)
12. Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1m 42.139s + 0.939s (12 laps)
13. Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m 42.156s + 0.956s (11 laps)
14. Dani Clos Addax 1m 42.158s + 0.958s (10 laps)
15. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m 42.190s + 0.990s (12 laps)
16. Fabio Onidi Coloni 1m 42.374s + 1.174s (10 laps)
17. Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham 1m 42.409s + 1.209s (12 laps)
18. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m 42.427s + 1.227s (8 laps)
19. Julian Leal Trident 1m 42.456s + 1.256s (12 laps)
20. Fabrizio Crestani Lazarus 1m 42.706s + 1.506s (13 laps)
21. Brendon Hartley Ocean 1m 42.782s + 1.582s (13 laps)
22. Stefano Coletti Coloni 1m 42.853s + 1.653s (11 laps)
23. Nigel Melker Ocean 1m 42.895s + 1.695s (12 laps)
24. Simon Trummer Arden 1m 43.014s + 1.814s (14 laps)
25. Giancarlo Serenelli Lazarus 1m 43.907s + 2.707s (11 laps)
26. Ricardo Teixeira Rapax 1m 44.078s + 2.878s (14 laps)



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Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) prepares for a run at Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 23rd March 2012. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) during day 3 of testing at Barcelona, Spain. Thursday 8th March 2012. [World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Series Media Service.]
Davide Valsecchi (ITA, Dams) during practice and qualifying for the GP2 feature race at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain. [World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with his father Jonathan after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Race winner Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & runner-up Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) celebrate with champagne after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) sprays champagne on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) claims pole in qualifying at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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