Matthieu Vaxiviere set the pace for the new Spirit of Race team on day two of the Formula 3.5 V8 test at the Circuito de Jerez on Wednesday.
The Frenchman, who finished second in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series standings in 2015, set a time of 1m27.331s, three-tenths of a second faster than anyone else for the Spirit of Race team that are taking over the entry run by International Draco Racing this season.
Yu Kanamaru, who was fastest on the opening day on Tuesday, was second fastest on Wednesday for Pons Racing, just ahead of team-mate Matevos Isaakyan, while Jake Hughes of Strakka Racing placed fourth ahead of Louis Deletraz, who was running again with Fortec Motorsports.
Marvin Kirchhöfer ended the day sixth fastest for AVF ahead of team-mate Alfonso Celis Jr, while Egor Orudzhev and 2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series champion Jack Aitken were eighth and ninth for Arden Motorsport with George Russell completing the top ten for Strakka Racing.
All of the drivers set their best times in the morning session, with seventeen drivers getting out on track with only Slovakian racer Richard Gonda missing from those who tested on Tuesday.
Jerez Day 2 Times
POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME (AM) TIME (PM)
1 Matthieu Vaxiviere FRA Spirit of Race 1m27.331s 1m30.339s
2 Yu Kanamaru JAP Pons Racing 1m27.631s 1m29.056s
3 Matevos Isaakyan RUS Pons Racing 1m27.651s 1m28.392s
4 Jake Hughes GBR Strakka Racing 1m27.768s 1m29.434s
5 Louis Deletraz SWI Fortec Motorsports 1m27.965s 1m29.258s
6 Marvin Kirchhofer GER AVF 1m28.029s 1m29.218s
7 Alfonso Celis Jr MEX AVF 1m28.042s 1m28.817s
8 Egor Orudzhev RUS Arden Motorsport 1m28.226s 1m28.889s
9 Jack Aitken GBR Arden Motorsport 1m28.227s 1m29.735s
10 George Russell GBR Strakka Racing 1m28.273s 1m28.539s
11 Kevin Jorg SWI Lotus 1m28.516s 1m28.978s
12 Gustav Malja SWE Fortec Motorsports 1m28.517s 1m29.359s
13 Aurelien Panis FRA Tech 1 Racing 1m28.745s 1m30.505s
14 Jehan Daruvala IND Comtec Racing 1m28.886s 1m29.363s
15 Vladimir Atoev RUS Carlin 1m29.250s 1m29.667s
16 Nikita Zlobin RUS Carlin 1m29.272s 1m30.191s
17 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND Comtec Racing 1m30.767s 1m31.725s