Mitch Evans made a solid effort of his GP2 test with the Arden car in Spain today.
The young Kiwi driver finished the morning session in seventh place out of 25 drivers.
Evans recorded a best lap of 1m 27.426s from his 26 laps of the Jerez circuit.
That session was headed by Felipe Nasr (Carlin) in 1m 26.898s.
Evans' afternoon session was marred by tire problems that left him frustrated in 19th place out of the 23 drivers on display. His afternoon time was 1m 27.811, well down on the 1m 26.717 set by Marcus Ericsson (DAMS).
Evans switches into the champion DAMs car tonight for his second day of testing.
The testing opened in foggy conditions and it was red flagged within the first 30 minutes as visibility was challenging at turns six and seven.
The Jerez GP2 tests follow similar tests in Barcelona last month where Evans continues to turn heads.
He is the GP3 champion and is looking to make the jump up to the next level for next year's racing.
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