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Asia: Abu Dhabi II: Scuderia Coloni preview

GP2 ASIA: SCUDERIA COLONI IS READY FOR ABU DHABI Scuderia Coloni is ready to tackle the GP2 Asia restart. The winter edition of the GP2 championship will indeed be back on track this weekend at Abu Dhabi, after a long break that everybody, from...

GP2 ASIA: SCUDERIA COLONI IS READY FOR ABU DHABI

Scuderia Coloni is ready to tackle the GP2 Asia restart. The winter edition of the GP2 championship will indeed be back on track this weekend at Abu Dhabi, after a long break that everybody, from managers to engineers and drivers, used to relax in order to come back in their best possible shape.

The race weekend will be again held on the Yas Marina Circuit. The futuristic structure already hosted the first race of the new season, at the start of November, and compared to then Scuderia Coloni's technical staff will have a better knowledge of the circuit thanks to a full three days of racing. That will be good because in the 5.5 kilometres of its layout, the Yas Marina track includes every challenge a driver can possibly meet on a racetrack: fast sweepers, slow corners and mixed sections, as well as the longest straight of the whole GP2 calendar, 1.2 kilometres at full-throttle followed by a staggering braking for the chicane.

The team staff already showed how well they can cope with the track with a good fifth place in qualifying in November, and that's why the expectations for the race weekend are very high.

Besides that, the Abu Dhabi event will see the racing debut of Alberto Valerio with Scuderia Coloni. The brazilian driver, who will race with the Italian team also in the GP2 Main Series, will take advantage of the weekend to get acquainted with the way the team works, continuing the process started in the Jerez testing sessions in October.

"Betinho" will join Will Bratt, with the brit expected to keep on with the improving trend showed in the GP2 Main Series testing in Le Castellet.

-source: scuderia coloni

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Series GP2
Drivers Will Bratt