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GP3 Series gears up for Jerez test

The GP3 Series will return to action for the second pre-season test prior to the 2018 season, with the field regrouping at the Circuito de Jerez, Spain. The two-day session will take place from the 14-15 March ahead of the season opener at Barcelona in two months’ time.

There will be one change in the driving line-up seen at the opening test at Le Castellet, France, as MP Motorsport will participate at Jerez with two cars. Each team will continue with the same respective line-ups, with Pedro Piquet once more joining Trident in its unconfirmed seat.
ART Grand Prix’s Anthoine Hubert set the best lap time of the previous test, leading the overall timing boards ahead of teammate Callum Ilott. Hubert had topped the opening session on the first day, finding the most pace in the damp conditions, before fellow ART racer Jake Hughes found more time as conditions improved in the afternoon.
Hubert clocked in the test’s quickest lap in the second morning before conditions at the Circuit Paul Ricard worsened; the afternoon’s session ended in the rain, rendering the Frenchman’s time unbeatable as Ilott completed an ART clean sweep of all sessions.
Testing at Jerez will begin at 09:00 and break at 12:00, and on Wednesday will resume at 14:00 until 17:00. On Thursday, afternoon running will start at 13:00 and end at 16:00. Teams will conduct their running on the medium compound of Pirelli PZero tyres throughout the test, having been allocated six sets per car.
GP3 Series – Jerez Test Session: Drivers’ Entry List
ART Grand Prix
1 2 3 4
Callum Ilott (GBR) Anthoine Hubert (FRA) Nikita Mazepin (RUS) Jake Hughes (GBR)
5 6 7 8
Pedro Piquet (BRA) Giuliano Alesi (FRA) Ryan Tveter (USA) Alessio Lorandi (ITA)
Jenzer Motorsport
9 10 11
Tatiana Calderon (COL) Juan Manuel Correa (USA) David Beckmann (DEU)
Arden International
14 15 16
Gabriel Aubry (FRA) Julien Falchero (FRA) Joey Mawson (AUS)
Campos Racing
18 19 20
Leonardo Pulcini (ITA) Simo Laaksonen (FIN) Diego Menchaca (MEX)
MP Motorsport
22 24
Dorian Boccolacci (FRA) Niko Kari (FIN)

Press release GP3


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