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Abu Dhabi: GP2 and GP3 Test times (2)

Rio Haryanto proved quickest of anyone on day 2 of the GP2 post-season testing in Abu Dhabi, while the GP3 timesheets were headed by British driver Oliver Rowland.
Trident's Raffaele Marciello continued to impress in the first two and a half hour GP2 session starting at noon when he picked up where he left off on Tuesday at the top of the early timesheets, but it was Rio Haryanto driving for EQ8 Caterham who subsequently led the way in bringing the times down by over half a second to 1:49.203s in the cooler night time conditions at the end of the second day of testing.

The versatile and flexible Sam Bird was back in action with Russian Time for a second time, although on Wednesday he was back in a GP2 car standing in for his 2013 team mate Tom Dillmann who had been scheduled to take part in this week's test sessions but who had been sidelined with a neck injury after a crash with Jon Lancaster early in the Saturday feature race.

There were no interruptions to the midday session, with Arthur Pic bringing out the only red flag of the night time test when he stopped his ART on track at turn 19 just 40 minutes into the session.

In the GP3 sessions, it was Oliver Rowland who proved the star turn of the day topping both morning and afternoon sessions for Marussia Manor Racing. The 21-year-old British driver was runner-up in this year's Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, and has made steady progress up the timesheets over the two days so far at Abu Dhabi before setting his best time yet in the afternoon session with a lap of 1:55.600s just pipping Patric Niederhauser (ART) and Tuesday's pace setter Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) in the final ten minutes.

There were a number of brief stoppages for minor incidents during the session: Ivan Taranov (Russian Time) made light contact with the barrier at turn 8 and Kuba Dalewski (Trident) spun to bring out red flags during the morning session while Carmen Jorda (Koiranen GP) spun at the end just as the chequered flag came out. Marvin Kirchhofer (MW Arden) caused the only red flag of the afternoon session when he stopped on track midway through.

Rowland will be back in action again albeit for ART GP on the final day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit on Thursday, which will take the same format. Among the drivers joining the GP2 field will be Conor Daly at ART, Facu Regalia at Barwa Addax and Stoffel Vandoorne moving to DAMS for the day.

GP2 Noon Session - Day 2

1. Raffaele Marciello Trident Racing 1m 49.598 (16 laps)
2. Juian Leal Arden International 1m 49.917 (26 laps)
3. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1m 50.261 (27 laps)
4. Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1m 50.341 (26 laps)
5. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1m 50.471 (27 laps)
6. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 1m 50.483 (24 laps)
7. Tio Ellinas MP Motorsport 1m 50.505 (26 laps)
8. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1m 50.568 (24 laps)
9. Rene Binder Hilmer Motorsport 1m 50.602 (25 laps)
10. Andre Negrao Racing Engineering 1m 50.655 (28 laps)
11. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m 50.680 (29 laps)
12. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prx 1m 50.827 (33 laps)
13. Will Stevens EQ8 Caterham Racing 1m 50.829 (23 laps)
14. Nico Müller Racing Engineering 1m 50.948 (24 laps)
15. Rodolfo Gonzalez Barwa Addax Team 1m 50.998 (28 laps)
16. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m 51.127 (17 laps)
17. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1m 51.141 (24 laps)
18. Arthur Pic ART Grand Prix 1m 51.155 (31 laps)
19. Carlos Huertas Carlin 1m 51.389 (31 laps)
20. Giovanni Venturini Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 51.399 (27 laps)
21. Pietro Fantin Arden International 1m 51.495 (33 laps)
22. Sandy Stuvik Rapax 1m 51.589 (21 laps)
23. Adderly Fong Trident Racing 1m 51.965 (30 laps)
24. Jordan King Barwa Addax Team 1m 52.162 (31 laps)
25. Johnny Cecotto Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 52.718 (28 laps)
26. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m 53.281 (43 laps)

GP2 Evening Session - Day 2

1. Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1m 49.203 (27 laps)
2. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1m 49.338 (34 laps)
3. Raffaele Marciello Trident Racing 1m 49.411 (33 laps)
4. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1m 49.542 (29 laps)
5. Tio Ellinas MP Motorsport 1m 49.630 (32 laps)
6. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1m 49.645 (23 laps)
7. Will Stevens EQ8 Caterham Racing 1m 49.664 (25 laps)
8. Johnny Cecotto Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 49.665 (27 laps)
9. Andre Negrao Racing Engineering 1m 49.744 (29 laps)
10. Rene Binder Hilmer Motorsport 1m 49.755 (31 laps)
11. Nico Müller Racing Engineering 1m 49.803 (27 laps)
12. Julian Leal Arden International 1m 49.859 (23 laps)
13. Jordan King Barwa Addax Team 1m 49.952 (23 laps)
14. Arthur Pic ART Grand Prix 1m 50.005 (17 laps)
15. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1m 50.028 (25 laps)
16. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m 50.056 (29 laps)
17. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 1m 50.207 (29 laps)
18. Giovanni Venturini Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m 50.249 (27 laps)
19. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m 50.468 (19 laps)
20. Rodolfo Gonzalez Barwa Addax Team 1m 50.499 (24 laps)
21. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1m 50.581 (23 laps)
22. Sandy Stuvik Rapax 1m 50.633 (18 laps)
23. Carlos Huertas Carlin 1m 50.706 (28 laps)
24. Pietro Fantin Arden International 1m 50.742 (26 laps)
25. Adderly Fong Trident Racing 1m 51.089 (28 laps)
26. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m 51.701 (23 laps)

GP3 Morning Session - Day 2

1. Oliver Rowland Marussia Manor Racing 1m 56.020 (23 laps)
2. Patric Niederhauser ART Grand Prix 1m 56.270 (24 laps)
3. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 1m 56.285 (22 laps)
4. Dean Stoneman Koiranen GP 1m 56.299 (20 laps)
5. Emil Bernstorff Carlin 1m 56.312 (23 laps)
6. Roman de Beer Trident 1m 56.365 (24 laps)
7. Marvin Kirchhofer MW Arden 1m 56.383 (16 laps)
8. Alex Fontana ART Grand Prix 1m 56.610 (22 laps)
9. Edward Jones MW Arden 1m 56.670 (17 laps)
10. Jimmy Eriksson Russian Time 1m 56.727 (23 laps)
11. Emanuele Zonzini ART Grand Prix 1m 56.858 (25 laps)
12. David Fumanelli Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.928 (22 laps)
13. Jan Mardenborough Carlin 1m 57.015 (24 laps)
14. Nick Cassidy Status Grand Prix 1m 57.372 (19 laps)
15. Santiago Urrutia Koiranen GP 1m 57.451 (23 laps)
16. Kevin Joerg Jenzer Motorsport 1m 57.497 (22 laps)
17. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m 57.503 (23 laps)
18. Jack Hawksworth Status Grand Prix 1m 57.760 (29 laps)
19. Robert Cregan Trident 1m 57.908 (32 laps)
20. Markus Pommer Russian Time 1m 57.948 (29 laps)
21. Kuba Dalewski Trident 1m 57.965 (23 laps)
22. Dino Zamparelli Marussia Manor Racing 1m 58.023 (12 laps)
23. Ryan Cullen Marussia Manor Racing 1m 58.220 (15 laps)
24. Ivan Taranov Russian Time 1m 58.377 (21 laps)
25. Nicholas Latifi Status Grand Prix 1m 58.399 (24 laps)
26. Carmen Jorda Koiranen GP 1m 58.742 (19 laps)

GP3 Afternoon Session - Day 2

1. Oliver Rowland Marussia Manor Racing 1m 55.600 (31 laps)
2. Patric Niederhauser ART Grand Prix 1m 55.637 (27 laps)
3. Dean Stoneman Koiranen GP 1m 55.711 (27 laps)
4. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 1m 55.770 (28 laps)
5. Marvin Kirchhofer MW Arden 1m 55.816 (22 laps)
6. Roman de Beer Trident 1m 55.866 (19 laps)
7. Alex Fontana ART Grand Prix 1m 55.896 (25 laps)
8. Jimmy Eriksson Russian Time 1m 56.114 (36 laps)
9. Jan Mardenborough Carlin 1m 56.145 (30 laps)
10. Edward Jones MW Arden 1m 56.227 (26 laps)
11. Emil Bernstorff Carlin 1m 56.231 (31 laps)
12. David Fumanelli Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.285 (17 laps)
13. Kevin Joerg Jenzer Motorsport 1m 56.430 (30 laps)
14. Robert Cregan Trident 1m 56.522 (23 laps)
15. Jack Hawksworth Status Grand Prix 1m 56.627 (20 laps)
16. Nick Cassidy Status Grand Prix 1m 56.686 (16 laps)
17. Markus Pommer Russian Time 1m 56.764 (27 laps)
18. Emanuele Zonzini ART Grand Prix 1m 56.766 (22 laps)
19. Dino Zamparelli Marussia Manor Racing 1m 56.864 (32 laps)
20. Santiago Urrutia Koiranen GP 1m 56.881 (22 laps)
21. Nicholas Latifi Status Grand Prix 1m 57.079 (26 laps)
22. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m 57.216 (27 laps)
23. Gustavo Menezes Jenzer Motorsport 1m 57.444 (32 laps)
24. Kuba Dalewski Trident 1m 57.596 (22 laps)
25. Ryan Cullen Marussia Manor Racing 1m 57.789 (26 laps)
26. Ivan Taranov Russian Time 1m 58.004 (30 laps)
27. Carmen Jorda Koiranen GP 2m 00.080 (12 laps)



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Oliver Rowland (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) during the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday November 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Oliver Rowland (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) during the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday November 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident Racing) during the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday November 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, ART Grand Prix) during the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday November 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, Caterham Racing) during the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday November 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, Caterham Racing) during the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday November 6, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (GBR, Rapax) at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Friday 25 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 27 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) celebrates at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 27 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) elebrate at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 27 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) celebrate at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 27 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Charles Coates/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Charles Coates/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates his win on the podium with Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) and Jann Mardenborough (GBR, Arden International) Photo: Charles Coates/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates his win on the podium with Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) and Jann Mardenborough (GBR, Arden International) at the Hungaroring, Hungary 2014 GP3 Series Round 5. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) celebrates at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 26 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) celebrates at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 26 July 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.

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