Euroseries 3000 champion Will Bratt finished the second day of the GP2 test at Paul Ricard as the fourth fastest driver, as the Briton drove for the Coloni team.
The 21-year-old, who is also competing for the Party Poker backed squad in the Asia series this winter, ended the afternoon test session with the fourth fastest time (1:12.465), only five hundredths slower than the pace of Luiz Razia, another 3000 graduate, albeit with a full year of GP2 behind him.
“Everything went well this afternoon, to end the day inside the top four was good – that's where we expect to be and where we know we should be,” said Bratt. “We made a few small adjustments to the car after the morning session, eliminated a bit of under-steer, and I was able to get the most from the tyres. It's incredibly competitive so we're very pleased.”
Bratt ended the Wednesday's morning session (the slower of the day) in 19th position, though only a second slower than pace setter James Jakes. Bratt's day two performances follow a successful first day of testing when he finished 16th and 12th in the afternoon and morning sessions respectively. He had run as fast as ninth quickest in the morning, though the decision for him to not run in the final 20 minutes of the session saw him drop down.
Bratt ended the final day of the group test with further strong performances. Though he was unable to better his best time from Wednesday – his fastest lap was 1:12.675 – he finished both sessions inside the top five on the timesheets despite completing fewer laps than his rivals.
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