Melker moves ahead in second practice
6 May 2011 – Following the second practice session made available to GP3 runners on Friday morning, The Netherlands’ Nigel Melker has moved to the top of the timesheets in Turkey. Behind the MSC Mücke driver, MW Arden pairing Lewis Williamson of Scotland and Mitch Evans of New Zealand complete the top three.
With only half an hour of running time available, GP3 practice is always a crowded affair although that was only intensified following a late red flag stoppage for the spinning Marlon Stockinger’s Atech CRS car.
Evans was able to find good space on-track, but was unable to move into the top two. Just behind, Italy’s Andrea Caldarelli and Indonesia’s Rio Haryanto completed the leading five for Tech 1 and Marussia Manor, correspondingly.
In eighth place, Alexander Sims of Status confirmed two Britons in the top eight as Practice 1 pace-setter Valtteri Bottas dropped to ninth for Lotus ART.
GP3 Qualifying in Turkey begins at 9:45am local time on Saturday (BST +2)