Brno: Trident Racing event summary

Trident Racing scored some valuable points and a podium finish in the first-ever round of the AutoGP Championship at Brno, Czech Republic.Driving the two cars, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, were newcomer Julian Leal, who must be praised for the...

Trident Racing scored some valuable points and a podium finish in the first-ever round of the AutoGP Championship at Brno, Czech Republic.Driving the two cars, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, were newcomer Julian Leal, who must be praised for the great work done through the event, and Adrian Zaugg, who rejoined the team after the GP2 Series test, and is ready to consolidate his relationship with the whole team.

Luca Zerbini: "If we judge by the weekend's results, we can be really satisfied with 2nd and 4th place, especially considering we came at the track without a single day of testing, and we discovered the car lap by lap. We improved constantly though, thanks to the great job done by our technical staff, and to the great feedback Adrian and Julian provided through the weekend.

We're also aware that we have a lot of work still to do, and that there's huge room for improvement. Without some small mistakes by the two drivers, we could have fought for podium, and we're waiting for the next round of AutoGP, starting at Imola in about a month. We also wish to praise Enzo Coloni and his staff for the great championship they've been able to put together."

Julian Leal: "I'm quite satisfied with how the racing weekend at Brno ended up. It was the first time for me at the venue, and on this car. At the start we weren't that fast, but as we worked on with my team-mate and the engineers we managed to improve and find a good set-up. On Race 1 I made a mistake at the start, and was forced to start from the pit-lane, compromising all the chances we had to fight on. I ended up in 10th, as I had to deal with a really oversteering car. On Race 2, we tried a somehow risky set-up change that enabled me to clinch 4th place, as I confirmed to be among the leading pack. I'm really happy with that and I want to thank my team. I hope to keep working with them hard, to improve our results further more."

Adrian Zaugg: "I think that we made some steady progress over the weekend. I had a tough time during testing, but after the practice sessions I realized we were there and able to fight for some great results. On Race 1, I took off from 4th, but the race's outcome was compromised by a small mistake, and by a radio issue that prevented me from entering the pits at the right time. On Race 2, I haven't had a great start, and I lost the lead to Arabadzhiev. I've been faster than Vladimir for the whole race, and I tried to pressure him until the end, but it didn't work out. I settled for 2nd and I'm quite proud of it. All in all, I'm quite happy with how the weekend went on here at Brno, and I want to thank the team agin for believing in me and in my racing skills."

-source: trident racing

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Auto GP
Drivers Adrian Zaugg , Julian Leal
Teams Trident