Indonesian Rio Haryanto topped the second day of GP2 testing at Bahrain for EQ8 Caterham Racing, three tenths quicker than last years pole time at the circuit.
The 21-year-old driver set a 1m 39.129s in the morning part of the session followed by team mate Alexander Rossi, who came closest to the top spot and only missed out by four hundredths of a second, after he set the quickest lap of the opening day of testing yesterday.
Carlin’s Julian Leal, Racing Engineering’s Raffaele Marciello and DAMS Jolyon Palmer rounded out the top five.
The afternoon session saw MP Motorsport’s Daniiel de Jong set the quickest time with a 1m 40.508s, although still 1.385s down on the morning benchmark as the majority of the teams elected to attempt long runs and pit stop practice.
Testing continues on Friday from Bahrain.
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