Vaxiviere remains on top after second Collective Test

Frenchman Matthieu Vaxiviere continued to set the pace at Motorland Aragon after ending the second Formula Renault 3.5 Series Collective Test session with the fastest time.

The Lotus driver set a best lap time of 1m42.337s to end the afternoon session on top, beating Jazeman Jaafar of Fortec Motorsports by 0.430s.

Tio Ellinas was the leading debut driver in the session in third for Strakka Racing, ahead of the second Fortec Motorsports machine of Oliver Rowland, who goes into 2015 as one of the pre-season championship favourites.

The Red Bull-backed Dean Stoneman was fifth ahead of DAMS team-mate and 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Champion Nyck de Vries, while Tom Dillmann from the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin stable was seventh.

SMP Racing-backed Egor Orudzhev placed his Arden Motorsport machine into the top ten in eighth, ahead of Pietro Fantin of International Draco Racing, while Dutch female racer Beitske Visser completed the top ten for AVF.

There were two red flag disruptions during the session, with Alfonso Celis Jr spinning his AVF machine into the turn five gravel trap, while a few minutes later Roy Nissany stopped his Tech 1 Racing at turn two.

Qualifying for race one takes place on Saturday morning.

Motorland Aragon Collective Test 2 Times

19Matthieu VaxiviereFRALotus1m42.337s
23Jazeman JaafarMALFortec Motorsports1m42.767s
311Tio EllinasCYPStrakka Racing1m42.805s
44Oliver RowlandGBRFortec Motorsports1m42.820s
52Dean StonemanGBRDAMS1m42.914s
61Nyck de VriesNEDDAMS1m43.145s
726Tom DillmannFRAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m43.183s
86Egor OrudzhevRUSArden Motorsport1m43.230s
919Pietro FantinBRZInternational Draco Racing1m43.256s
1016Beitske VisserNEDAVF1m43.332s
1112Gustav MaljaSWEStrakka Racing1m43.334s
1210Meindert van BuurenNEDLotus1m43.362s
135Nicholas LatifiCANArden Motorsport1m43.582s
1440Roberto MerhiESPPons Racing1m43.887s
1515Alfonso Celis JrMEXAVF1m43.973s
1625Sean GelaelINOJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m44.114s
1739Philo Paz Patric ArmandINOPons Racing1m44.261s
1818Aurelien PanisFRATech 1 Racing1m44.358s
1920Bruno BonifacioBRZInternational Draco Racing1m44.703s
2017Roy NissanyISRTech 1 Racing1m45.701s