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Matthieu Vaxiviere topped both the morning and afternoon sessions on the second and final day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing in Jerez, Spain.

Wednesday testing was dominated by an on-form Lotus duo with Vaxiviere taking top honours after three podiums in the same series this year. The Frenchman was almost half a second faster than Nicholas Latifi in the second Lotus challenger despite causing a red flag in the afternoon.

Replacing Alex Fontana for today's test, Latifi was second for the Czech outfit after a day in the Strakka Racing car yesterday. Latifi is also a podium finisher in his own right after securing a top three position at the ninth and final round last weekend.

Behind the commanding Lotus duo, Pietro Fantin was third for International Draco Racing, narrowly beating out experienced FR3.5 racer Jazeman Jaafar. The Malaysian was fourth for Fortec Motorsports. Fortec were three points behind DAMS in the 2014 teams' standings with Oliver Rowland and Sergey Sirotkin at the helm.

Just two days after confirming his drive for the French outfit next year, Nyck De Vries was fifth for DAMS with Jordan King seventh for Arden Motorsport. Both King and De Vries, the current Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup champion, are making their FR3.5 d?buts at the Spanish test this week.

Beitske Visser and Luca Ghiotto were seventh and eighth fastest with newcomers Denis Olsen and Richard Gonda claiming the final top ten times.

Oscar Tunjo, only the second driver confirmed for a 2015 campaign, was thirteenth fastest for Pons Racing, four tenths behind Dean Stoneman. The Briton moved from Arden to Pons for the final day of testing following a successful GP3 campaign.

Strakka Racing's Jake Hughes improved on his time in the afternoon but remains eighteenth after a late call up yesterday.

Although Roberto Merhi finished third overall for Zeta Corse, the Russian outfit was absent from both days of testing.

Just seven of the eighteen drivers featured in today's test contested the 2014 season. Jaafar is by far the most experienced of the group with two full years behind him.


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