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Asia: Abu Dhabi: iSport race one report

Car 16: Oliver Turvey (GBR) -- P8 Car 17: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) -- P1 Valsecchi clinches maiden feature race win, Sprint race pole for rookie Turvey...... Valsecchi converted his pole position to a win with fastest lap to score maximum ...

Car 16: Oliver Turvey (GBR) -- P8
Car 17: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) -- P1

Valsecchi clinches maiden feature race win, Sprint race pole for rookie Turvey......

Valsecchi converted his pole position to a win with fastest lap to score maximum points so far in the inaugural race of the GP2 Asia Series in Abu Dhabi. Apart from a short period when Meritus driver Luca Filippi benefitted from a free pit stop as the safety car came out, Davide led most of the way regaining the lead with a stunning move to re-pass Filippi and take his and iSport's first ever feature race win in the GP2 Asia Series. Rookie racer Oliver Turvey drove a very strong and mature race from 18th storming his way through the field to finish 8th to secure pole position for tomorrow.

Paul Jackson (Team Principle)

Davide really showed his experience today. He lost the lead to Filippi but he made a great pass to re-take the lead. It has been a very good day for the team and to win our first GP2 Asia race at this fantastic facility is a real bonus. Having missed the two day test, Oliver was playing catch up to the rest of the field. It is very impressive to overcome that handicap and finish so well. Now with some track experience, we hope he can get a good result in the Sunday race.

-credit: isport

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Series GP2
Drivers Luca Filippi , Davide Valsecchi , Oliver Turvey