GP3 TESTING AT JEREZ

Nick Yelloly fastest on day one in Jerez

Nick Yelloly fastest on day one in Jerez

Status GP driver quickest in morning pre-season test session

Nick Yelloly (Status Grand Prix) recorded the best time of the day with a 1:31.350 set in the morning session whilst Emil Bernstorff (Carlin) was top in the afternoon session.
 
The second official pre-season test was held at the Circuito de Jerez, Spain. This test marked the first appearance of Hilmer Motorsport, newcomers to the Series. There were also two new faces to the test: Christopher Hoher (Austrian) testing for Jenzer Motorsport and Denis Nagulin (Russia) testing for Trident.
 
Day one of testing opened under blue skies with very blustery conditions. The Status GP drivers of Yelloly and Richie Stanaway were first onto the circuit with the Brit holding the P1 slot early on. Alex Fontana (ART Grand Prix) and Carlin’s Alex Lynn soon jumped to the top of the timesheet until Yelloly split the pair. Koiranen GP’s Santiago Urrutia went quickest at the midway point by almost half a second before Lynn took control, improving on the Uruguayan’s best effort by over three tenths.
 
There was a short stoppage covered by a red flag when Hoher spun. Once the action resumed, Yelloly was back on it and clocked the fastest time of the session to end the morning P1. Lynn, Urrutia, Dino Zamparelli, Marvin Kirchhofer, Stanaway, Fontana, Jann Mardenborough, Pal Varhaug and Patrick Kujala completed the top ten.
 
Following the two hour break, the afternoon session commenced with many drivers practising race starts whilst some teams opted for race runs. Urrutia again led the way for the beginning of the session before Kirchhofer moved to the top of the standings. A second red flag occured when Hilmer Motorsport’s Nelson Mason stopped on track.
 
With a flurry of activity as almost all drivers headed onto the circuit for the final thirty-five minues, Koiranen GP’s Jimmy Eriksson flew to P1 with Fontana and Adderly Fong hot in pursuit. Bernstorff then became the pace setter, with five minutes remaining the session was red flagged after Kujala stopped on track.
 
The session did not resume, therefore at the close of play, Bernstorff headed the timings in front of Fontana, Eriksson, Zamparelli, Pal Varhaug, Kirchhofer, Yelloly, Robert Visoiu, Mardenborough and Fong.
 
The schedule for Day 2 of the test sees the test commence at 09.00 – 12.00 with a one hour break. The afternoon session will begin at 13.00 and end at 16.00.
 
Morning Results Day 1
 
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Nick Yelloly
Status Grand Prix
1:31.350
33
2.
Alex Lynn
Carlin
1:31.594
28
3.
Santiago Urrutia
Koiranen GP
1:31.931
21
4.
Dino Zamparelli
ART Grand Prix
1:32.130
32
5.
Marvin Kirchhofer
ART Grand Prix
1:32.237
36
6.
Richie Stanaway
Status Grand Prix
1:32.354
33
7.
Alex Fontana
ART Grand Prix
1:32.410
39
8.
Jann Mardenborough
Arden International
1:32.504
20
9.
Pal Varhaug
Jenzer Motorsport
1:32.563
22
10.
Patrick Kujala
Marussia Manor Racing
1:32.653
32
11.
Patric Niederhauser
Arden International
1:32.687
23
12.
Luis Sa Silva
Carlin
1:32.726
35
13.
Emil Bernstorff
Carlin
1:32.767
31
14.
Robert Visoiu
Arden International
1:32.788
21
15.
Jimmy Eriksson
Koiranen GP
1:32.901
19
16.
Nelson Mason
Hilmer Motorsport
1:33.097
27
17.
Dean Stoneman
Marussia Manor Racing
1:33.119
36
18.
Ryan Cullen
Marussia Manor Racing
1:33.426
42
19.
Alfonso Celis Jr
Status Grand Prix
1:33.726
35
20.
Roman De Beer
Trident
1:33.781
23
21.
Adderly Fong
Jenzer Motorsport
1:33.887
34
22.
Christopher Hoher
Jenzer Motorsport
1:34.715
30
23.
Ivan Taranov
Hilmer Motorsport
1:35.145
28
24.
Denis Nagulin
Trident
1:35.424
24
25.
Victor Carbone
Trident
1:35.743
30
26.
Carmen Jorda
Koiranen GP
1:36.958
22
 
Afternoon Results Day 1
 
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Emil Bernstorff
Carlin
1:32.205
27
2.
Alex Fontana
ART Grand Prix
1:32.227
24
3.
Jimmy Eriksson
Koiranen GP
1:32.283
22
4.
Dino Zamparelli
ART Grand Prix
1:32.405
31
5.
Pal Varhaug
Jenzer Motorsport
1:32.450
26
6.
Marvin Kirchhofer
ART Grand Prix
1:32.517
31
7.
Nick Yelloly
Status Grand Prix
1:32.700
32
8.
Robert Visoiu
Arden International
1:32.763
36
9.
Jann Mardenborough
Arden International
1:33.186
34
10.
Adderly Fong
Jenzer Motorsport
1:33.210
20
11.
Richie Stanaway
Status Grand Prix
1:33.213
30
12.
Santiago Urrutia
Koiranen GP
1:33.448
26
13.
Patric Niederhauser
Arden International
1:33.545
38
14.
Roman De Beer
Trident
1:33.712
21
15.
Patrick Kujala
Marussia Manor Racing
1:33.833
23
16.
Alex Lynn
Carlin
1:34.013
24
17.
Christopher Hoher
Jenzer Motorsport
1:34.243
35
18.
Luis Sa Silva
Carlin
1:34.314
29
19.
Denis Nagulin
Trident
1:34.469
25
20.
Alfonso Celis Jr
Status Grand Prix
1:34.476
31
21.
Ivan Taranov
Hilmer Motorsport
1:34.557
26
22.
Dean Stoneman
Marussia Manor Racing
1:34.596
17
23.
Nelson Mason
Hilmer Motorsport
1:34.908
10
24.
Ryan Cullen
Marussia Manor Racing
1:35.215
32
25.
Victor Carbone
Trident
1:35.571
24
26.
Carmen Jorda
Koiranen GP
1:36.410
20