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Asia: Bahrain: Scuderia Coloni qualifying report

THIRD ROW FOR PARENTE AND SCUDERIA COLONI Alvaro Parente needed just two sessions to get acquainted with Scuderia Coloni. The Portuguese driver, in his debut race with the Italian outfit, clinched an excellent fifth place in qualifying after a...

THIRD ROW FOR PARENTE AND SCUDERIA COLONI

Alvaro Parente needed just two sessions to get acquainted with Scuderia Coloni. The Portuguese driver, in his debut race with the Italian outfit, clinched an excellent fifth place in qualifying after a great fight with Bianchi, Valsecchi, Villa, Filippi and Turvey. Alvaro was even third at half session and slipped to fifth in the last minutes but his laptime, 1'43"714, is just two tenths adrift from the pole position, giving him and the team big hopes for tomorrow.

This great qualifying was the reward for a perfect weekend start, with the Portuguese driver already tenth in the free practice session after a very cautious approach, concentrated more on getting in tune with the team than on raw performance.

Qualifying was less lucky for Will Bratt, 20th with 1'45"320. The brit had showed a good pace in the morning practice, something that should be the key for a good recovery in tomorrow's first race.

-source: scuderia coloni

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Series GP2
Drivers Alvaro Parente , Will Bratt