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Asia: Abu Dhabi: Trident Racing qualifying report

Johnny Cecotto Jr., 8th (1:52.557) Plamen Kralev, 24th (1:58.149) The third season of the GP2 Asia Series went underway today at Abu Dhabi, as the outstanding frame of the Yas Marina circuit welcomed team and drivers after the mid-week ...

Johnny Cecotto Jr., 8th (1:52.557)
Plamen Kralev, 24th (1:58.149)

The third season of the GP2 Asia Series went underway today at Abu Dhabi, as the outstanding frame of the Yas Marina circuit welcomed team and drivers after the mid-week collective test. Trident Racing's drivers Johnny Cecotto and Plamen Kralev entered Practice and Qualifying today.

The young Venezuelan is set for a row-4 start after taking the 8th fastest lap of the day, while the Bulgarian is set to take off from the 12th row. Weather has been extremely hot as expected, but the team's driver provided a flawless performance despite the 30DEGC of air temperature (50DEGC on the asphalt).

Tomorrow's Race 1 will be starting at 11:00 (local time, Central European Time + 3), on a 33-lap distance, while Sunday's Race 2 will start on Sunday, at 13:30.

Johnny Cecotto Jr. "Practice has been conditioned by cooling issues that prevented me from taking all the laps we planned. In Qualifying we suffered from a brake set-up problem, that was eventually solved. I was then enabled to complete some flying laps and have a shot at the front rows. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's Race 1, since with such a good starting position I will be aiming to a really valuable result."

Plamen Kralev. "I'm a bit disappointed with the gap from the top-drivers, but all considered, I'm at my first experience in an extremely tough category like the GP2 Series. Moving on from a GT to an Open-Wheel car is definitely tough, and I focused on not making mistakes. I still don't have the confidence I need with the car, and I stayed clear of kerbs to avoid reactions I can't keep the pace with.I hope to improve mile-by-mile, as I already shaved off three seconds from Practice to Qualifying."

-credit: trident racing

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Series GP2
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Plamen Kralev
Teams Trident