|Spain’s Racing Engineering have completed a successful two days of testing at the, now traditional, Barcelona post-season test. Four drivers were given an opportunity to drive the team’s Dallara cars with Brazilian André Negrão and Canadian Gianmarco Raimondo running on Tuesday with Nigel Melker and Facundo Regalia taking their turn on Wednesday.
Tuesday morning saw cold and cloudy conditions and to begin with both drivers, neither of whom has previous experience of a GP2 car, concentrated on learning about the car and working with the Racing Engineering team. At the end of the session André had completed 25 laps with a fastest time of 1:30.710 to be 12th fastest whilst, after 31 laps, Gianmarco’s fastest lap was 1:32.524 to be 24th quickest of the 27 cars.Conditions were still cool and overcast in an afternoon session that was interrupted twice by red flags. André was able to complete 30 laps to set a best time of 1:31.382, 14th fastest, whilst Gianmarco, also running for 30 laps, improved his morning time by almost a full second with a lap of 1:31.579, 19th quickest of the session.