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SEPTEMBER 28, 2000

Testing round-up

Jordan's Jarno Trulli continued his dominance as he topped the times in day two of testing at Silverstone on Thursday.

Trulli, who completed 79 laps of the Silverstone-circuit, produced a quickest lap time of one minute and 26.38 seconds as he carried out further work on 2001 specification parts as well as running a Bridgestone tire program.

The test was the final day of Jordan's program and they will not test again until December when they will begin their preparations for the 2001 championship.

Jaguar's Eddie Irvine finished the day second quickest and was once again ahead of British American Racing test drivers Darren Manning and Patrick LeMarie.

Meanwhile, Sauber test drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Enrique Bernoldi were in action at Fiorano but were left in the shadow of world championship leader Michael Schumacher.

The Ferrari driver produced a fastest lap time of one minute and 24.709 seconds, almost 1.8 seconds quicker than the two youngsters.

"Today we definitely made some steps forward thanks to new tires," Schumacher said. "There was also a few small changes on the car, but our increased speed was down to tires."

In Estoril, Briton Jenson Button once again ran alone as BMW-Williams completed the second day of testing at the Portuguese circuit.

The Grove-based team opted to end their proposed three-day test today (Thursday) after claiming Button had performed the required work needed to prepare the FW22 for next weekends Japanese Grand Prix.

Testing times from Silverstone:

Jarno Trulli Jordan 1:26.380
Eddie Irvine Jaguar 1:26.550
Darren Manning BAR 1:27.470
Patrick LeMarie BAR 1:28.760

Testing times from Fiorano:

Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:24.709
Kimi Raikkonen Sauber 1:26.418
Enrique Bernoldi Sauber 1:26.480

Testing time from Estoril:

Jenson Button BMW-Williams 1:21.482