Haryanto keeps Caterham on top in Bahrain

Haryanto keeps Caterham on top in Bahrain

20 March 2014 – Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto continued Caterham's good form in the second GP2 test by setting the quickest time of the day in Bahrain. Haryanto's time of 1:39.129 was quicker than last year's pole position time as he edged out team-mate and Wednesday pacesetter Alexander Rossi by 0.044s. Neither Caterham driver was significantly affected by a brief rain shower which hit the circuit.

Julián Leal was third for Carlin ahead of Racing Engineering driver Raffaele Marciello. DAMS's Jolyon Palmer was fifth, with RT Russian Time racer Mitch Evans in sixth. ART's Stoffel Vandoorne was seventh.

DAMS driver Stéphane Richelmi edged out Arden's René Binder for eighth while Campos Racing's Kimiya Sato rounded out the top 10.

The majority of the quickest times came during the morning session as drivers spent the afternoon conducting race simulations and pit stop practice as track temperatures rose.

There will be one driver change for the final day of running on Friday as Axcil Jeffries returns to test for Trident, in place of Vittorio Ghirelli. Jeffries tested for Trident on all three days in Abu Dhabi as the team weighs up its options for its vacant seat alongside Johnny Cecotto Jr.

There are only two other seats - one at MP Motorsport and another at Venezuela GP Lazarus - vacant ahead of the first round of the season, which takes place in Bahrain on the first weekend of April.

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