SMP Racing-backed Russian Egor Orudzhev continued his good end-of-season form to set the pace in the collective test sessions at Jerez.
The Arden Motorsport driver, who has won two races this season in Hungary and last time out in Le Mans, led the way in the opening of the two sessions with a time of 1m28.758s, with Matthieu Vaxiviere of Lotus the only other driver getting below the 1m29s barrier, with the Frenchman setting the pace with a 1m28.893s in the second session.
Beitske Visser was an excellent third for AVF ahead of team-mate Alfonso Celis Jr, with Nyck de Vries fifth on DAMS’ final appearance in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series before leaving to join the GP3 Series in 2016.
Nicolas Latifi was sixth in the second Arden Motorsport entry, ahead of Strakka Racing’s Tio Ellinas, with Tom Dillmann of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin eighth.
2015 champion Oliver Rowland was ninth for Fortec Motorsports, with team-mate Jazeman Jaafar completing the top ten.
For the second weekend in a row, only nineteen cars are racing, with Andre Negrao the sole representative for International Draco Racing, with the team looking set to quit the championship after agreeing to sell its cars and equipment to the new-for-2016 Spirit of Race team.
Jerez Collective Tests Results (Combined)
POS NO. DRIVER NAT TEAM FP1 TIME FP2 TIME
1 6 Egor Orudzhev RUS Arden Motorsport 1m28.758s 1m30.518s
2 9 Matthieu Vaxiviere FRA Lotus 1m30.888s 1m28.893s
3 16 Beitske Visser NED AVF 1m29.021s 1m31.174s
4 15 Alfonso Celis Jr MEX AVF 1m29.056s 1m32.003s
5 1 Nyck de Vries NED DAMS 1m29.138s 1m29.715s
6 5 Nicholas Latifi CAN Arden Motorsport 1m29.171s 1m31.196s
7 11 Tio Ellinas CYP Strakka Racing 1m29.398s 1m29.417s
8 26 Tom Dillmann FRA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1m29.480s 1m29.443s
9 4 Oliver Rowland GBR Fortec Motorsports 1m30.164s 1m29.453s
10 3 Jazeman Jaafar MAL Fortec Motorsports 1m29.644s 1m29.572s
11 18 Aurelien Panis FRA Tech 1 Racing 1m29.759s 1m30.573s
12 12 Gustav Malja SWE Strakka Racing 1m29.969s 1m29.773s
13 2 Dean Stoneman GBR DAMS 1m29.939s 1m29.810s
14 39 Yu Kanamaru JAP Pons Racing 1m30.241s 1m29.878s
15 25 Sean Gelael INO Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1m29.886s 1m30.219s
16 19 Andre Negrao BRZ International Draco Racing 1m30.264s 1m31.069s
17 17 Roy Nissany ISR Tech 1 Racing 1m30.292s 1m30.560s
18 10 Marlon Stockinger PHI Lotus 1m30.678s 1m30.314s
19 40 Nikita Zlobin RUS Pons Racing 1m30.987s 1m31.546s