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King sets the morning pace

King sets the morning pace
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Briton quickest on Day 3 in opening session

Jordan King set the fastest laptime in today’s morning session on the last day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit. With a laptime of 1:49.880, the MP Motorsport driver lapped 0.523s quicker than Racing Engineering’s Louis Delétraz. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) completed the top three.

The final day of post-season testing opened once again under blue skies but in slightly cooler conditions with the twenty-one drivers on Medium Pirelli tyres. Jordan King set the early pace in a 1:50.136 before there was a red flag caused by Sergio Sette Camara – who had switched to car #19 at Carlin for the day – after he hit the barrier at Turn 19.

At the restart, Delétraz found some extra pace to clock in a laptime of 1:50.403 but it was not enough to challenge King and the Swiss went P2. Halfway through the session, a second red flag was caused by Cecotto who stopped on track at Turn 20. When the action resumed, King bettered his own lap and was the first man to dip under 1m50s setting a laptime of 1:49.880.

The remainder of the session was trouble-free but busy with most of the drivers completing long runs. At the chequered flag, behind King: Delétraz, Cecotto, Gustav Malja, Oliver Rowland, Artem Markelov, Antonio Fuoco, Sette Camara, Egor Orudzhev and Philo Paz Armand completed the top ten.

The afternoon session will run from 18.30 to 21.00, local time (GMT+4).

Day 3 – Morning results

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:49.880

 30

2.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:50.403

 32

3.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:50.543

15

4.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:50.547

33

5.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:50.618

24

6.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:50.737

21

7.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:50.783

24

8.

Sergio Sette Camara

Carlin

1:50.960

24

9.

Egor Orudzhev

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.028

25

10.

Philo Paz Armand

Trident

1:51.045

26

11.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:51.256

27

12.

Daniel Juncadella

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.479

29

13.

Chris Höher

RUSSIAN TIME

1:51.762

27

14.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:52.245

23

15.

Sean Gelael

Arden International

1:52.443

37

16.

Mahaveer Raghunathan

MP Motorsport

1:52.575

27

17.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:52.598

29

18.

Luca Ghiotto

Arden International

1:52.694

27

19.

Callum Ilott

ART Grand Prix

1:52.806

33

20.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:52.841

31

21.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:52.866

37

Source : GP2

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