The French outfit clocked a best time of 2:16.701, slightly slower than the lap put in by Kuppens in the earlier workout, but still over a tenth faster than Cola/Gobbo. Session 2 was a close-run thing with the first seven grouped within three tenths of each other and the top nine within a second. There was nothing much to separate the drivers in the 45-minute session, showing just how much they were getting to know the track.
The quickest of the Team entrants were Venier/Gardelli, who came third overall. They did just enough to beat Calamia/Romagnoli, fifth behind Ragazzi/Simoni, and Renaud Kuppens. The Belgian called an early halt to his session and was just beaten by Mikkel Mac, a driver who really improved on his morning display.
Romani/Zamparini, in eighth, also did well, as did Fascicolo/Cecchellero; again in a top ten in which Maxim Akhtyamov claimed the final spot.
|1||32||Jonathan Sicart / Ange Barde||2:16.701|
|2||41||Alberto Cola / Patrick Gobbo||+0.109|
|3||66||Fabio Venier / Andrea Gardelli||+0.199|
|4||23||Riccardo Ragazzi / Alan Simoni||+0.233|
|5||35||Mauro Calamia / Riccardo Romagnoli||+0.240|
|8||8||Carlo Romani / Patrick Zamparini||+0.676|
|9||7||Giuseppe Fascicolo / Andrea Cecchellero||+0.796|
The reigning champion posted 2:16.221, almost a tenth up on Calamia/Romagnoli and nearly two-tenths faster than Fascicolo/Cecchellero, the top Trofeo drivers. Next up came Swiss pairing Venier/Gardelli, Ragazzi/Simoni and Cola/Gobbo, making their series debut.
The early action was run on a dry track, with rain threatening, allowing the drivers to gradually get to know the circuit without taking too many risks. Later, with more rubber laid down, the times really dropped: the top ten drivers were bunched within two seconds of each other.
Pellegrinelli/Cadei stood out among the drivers making their debut – they came seventh, edging out Zamparini/Romani, a crew with experience in the last Trofeo Maserati Middle East. Also doing well were Foglio/Zanini, twelfth, and Cesari/Bettini, fourteenth; Boccellari/Delli Guanti and Silva/Rayneri had a tougher time of it. Mikkel Mac, driving alone, scored a superb eleventh place behind the experts Segler and Bakker. Another driver deserving a mention is Maxim Akhtyamov, thirteenth - the first Russian to appear in a Trofeo.
|2||35||Mauro Calamia / Riccardo Romagnoli||+0.100|
|3||7||Giuseppe Fascicolo / Andrea Cecchellero||+0.189|
|4||66||Fabio Venier / Andrea Gardelli||+0.473|
|5||23||Riccardo Ragazzi / Alan Simoni||+0.958|
|6||41||Alberto Cola / Patrick Gobbo||+1.127|
|7||37||Gianandrea Pellegrinelli / Niki Cadei||+1.137|
|8||8||Carlo Romani / Patrick Zamparini||+1.307|