Richie Stanaway maintained his superb start to the final Formula Renault 3.5 test of the year at Aragon to stay top on day two for Gravity-Charouz.
Stanaway, who was fastest on day one, was the only driver to dip under the 1m43s bracket and his best time of the day, a 1m42.810s, put him almost three tenths clear of Arthur Pic (Epic Racing) in second.
Estonian Kevin Korjus ended the session third for Tech 1 Racing, with whom he won three races and finished sixth in this year’s championship as a rookie.
Marco Sorensen, who finished runner-up to Stanaway in German F3, was fourth fastest in the second Gravity-Charouz car with 2011 British F3 champion Felipe Nasr (Carlin) rounding out the top five.
Will Stevens (P1 Motorsport) and Lucas Foresti (Tech 1 Racing) finished sixth and seventh ahead of Sergey Afanasiev, who drove for BVM Target after sitting out the opening day.
Carlos Huertas, newly signed to Fortec Motosports for 2012, and Laurens Vanthoor (ISR) rounded out the top ten.
Dean Stoneman, the 2010 Formula 2 champion, also made his return to driving since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in the second ISR car and in his first competitive test since his recovery rounded out the order on day two.
Day Two times:
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Richie Stanaway Gravity-Charouz 1m42.810s 2. Arthur Pic Epic 1m43.106s + 0.296s 3. Kevin Korjus Tech 1 1m43.155s + 0.345s 4. Marco Sorenson Gravity-Charouz 1m43.204s + 0.394s 5. Felipe Nasr Epic 1m43.380s + 0.570s 6. Will Stevens Tech 1 1m43.432s + 0.622s 7. Lucas Foresti Tech 1 1m43.503s + 0.693s 8. Sergey Afanasiev BVM Target 1m43.555s + 0.745s 9. Carlos Huertas Fortec 1m43.556s + 0.746s 10. Laurens Vanthoor ISR 1m43.610s + 0.800s 11. Robin Frijns Comtec 1m43.708s + 0.898s 12. Giovanni Venturini Draco 1m43.724s + 0.914s 13. Walter Grubmuller P1 1m43.793s + 0.983s 14. Zoel Amberg Pons 1m43.795s + 0.985s 15. Daniel Juncadella Pons 1m43.802s + 0.992s 16. Vittorio Ghirelli Comtec 1m43.875s + 1.065s 17. Nick Yelloly Comtec 1m43.901s + 1.091s 18. Jazeman Jaafar KMP/Carlin 1m43.944s + 1.134s 19. Sergio Canamasas Carlin 1m43.988s + 1.178s 20. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Epic 1m44.010s + 1.200s 21. Andrea Roda Draco 1m44.073s + 1.263s 22. Nicolai Martsenko BVM Target 1m44.339s + 1.529s 23. Maxime Jousse KMP 1m44.708s + 1.898s 24. Dean Stoneman ISR 1m44.997s + 2.187s