GP3 Series

Nigel Melker Fastest In Final Post-Season Test

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Nigel Melker set the fastest time on the final day of GP3 Series post-season testing at Jerez in Spain. The Dutchman was quickest during the morning session, and his time was not bettered in the afternoon.

Although there were no new faces for the final day, there were some switches of seats. Rio Haryanto rejoined ART Grand Prix, replacing Alexander Sims, who drove for Status GP.

During the morning session it was regular series drivers who were on top, with Melker quickest for RSC Mucke Motorsport. Michael Christensen was second for MW Arden, with Roberto Merhi third for Addax Team. Christensen's MW Arden teammate Simon Trummer was fourth, with Nico Muller rounding out the top five for Jenzer Motorsport.

Christensen dominated the afternoon session, with Haryanto second and Sims third. Trummer was fourth, with the third MW Arden driver Matias Laine in fifth.

Combined Session Times

1 10   Nigel MELKER RSC MÃœCKE MOTORSPORT 1:34.747
2 22   Michael CHRISTENSEN MW ARDEN 1:34.958
3 19   Roberto MERHI ADDAX TEAM 1:34.980
4 21   Simon TRUMMER MW ARDEN 1:35.020
6 1   James CALADO ART GRAND PRIX 1:35.073
7 17   Carlos SAINZ Jr ADDAX TEAM 1:35.073
8 11   Carlos MUÑOZ RSC MÃœCKE MOTORSPORT 1:35.131
9 4   Alexander SIMS STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:35.161
10 31   Tamas P’AL KISS ATECH CRS GP 1:35.188
11 8   Robin FRIJNS MANOR RACING 1:35.283
12 12   Willi STEINDL RSC MÃœCKE MOTORSPORT 1:35.285
13 15   Antonio F. DA COSTA CARLIN 1:35.326
14 7   Adrien TAMBAY MANOR RACING 1:35.395
15 14   Callum MACLEOD CARLIN 1:35.475
17 9   Thomas HYLKEMA MANOR RACING 1:35.545
18 20   Matias LAINE MW ARDEN 1:35.562
19 27   Arthur PIC TECH 1 RACING 1:35.611
20 5   Leonardo CORDEIRO STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:35.644
21 26   Aaro VAINIO TECH 1 RACING 1:35.690
22 29   Nick YELLOLY ATECH CRS GP 1:35.715
23 24   Juan C. SISTOS JENZER MOTORSPORT 1:35.733
24 30   Albert COSTA ATECH CRS GP 1:35.829
25 28   Miki MONRAS TECH 1 RACING 1:35.846
26 2   Rio HARYANTO ART GRAND PRIX 1:35.865
27 3   Pedro NUNES ART GRAND PRIX 1:35.904
28 6   Facu REGALIA STATUS GRAND PRIX 1:36.066
29 16   Conor DALY CARLIN 1:36.160
30 18   Vittorio GHIRELLI ADDAX TEAM 1:36.576
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