GP2 Kicks Off Test in Spain

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It’s more than two months till the GP2 Series season kicks off, but preparations are in full gear for the upcoming year. The first test session of the season is this weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain, on March 9-11.

A mixture of familiar and fresh faces will be in attendance, looking to build on their programs in anticipation of the May 13th season opener in Barcelona.

Each day, the drivers will get four hours on track in the morning and three hours in the afternoon.

Tire supplier Pirelli has selected two compounds to be on hand for the test, with each driver receiving five sets of the Hard (Prime) compound, and two sets of the Soft (Option) compound.

A full chart of the drivers and teams attending the test is listed below.


01 Nobuharu Matsushita JPN ART Grand Prix
02 Sergey Sirotkin RUS ART Grand Prix
03 Norman Nato FRA Racing Engineering
04 Jordan King GBR Racing Engineering
05 Alex Lynn GBR DAMS
06 Nicholas Latifi CAN DAMS
07 Mitch Evans NZL Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing
08 Sean Gelael INA Jagonya Ayam Campos Racing
09 Raffaele Marciello ITA RUSSIAN TIME
10 Artem Markelov RUS RUSSIAN TIME
11 Gustav Malja SWE Rapax
12 Arthur Pic FRA Rapax
14 Philo Paz Armand INA Trident
15 Luca Ghiotto ITA Trident
16 Status Grand Prix
17 Status Grand Prix
18 William Buller GBR Carlin
19 Marvin Kirchhöfer GER Carlin
20 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA PREMA Racing
21 Pierre Gasly FRA PREMA Racing
22 Oliver Rowland GBR MP Motorsport
23 Danïel De Jong NED MP Motorsport
24 Nabil Jeffri MAS Arden International
25 Jimmy Eriksson SWE Arden International

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Ashley McCubbin is currently studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber while writing for multiple websites. She also serves on the managing staff for a select few. Born in North York, Ontario, McCubbin currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area where she enjoys taking photos and working on websites.

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