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Asia: Bahrain: Series qualifying report

Grosjean - Chandhok on the front row again Pole n3 for the ART Grand Prix driver this afternoon in Bahrain. Just like in Malaysia, iSport International Karun Chandhok will also start from the front row tomorrow in Race...

Grosjean - Chandhok on the front row again

Pole n3 for the ART Grand Prix driver this afternoon in Bahrain. Just like in Malaysia, iSport International Karun Chandhok will also start from the front row tomorrow in Race 1.

Romain Grosjean was untouchable this Friday on the Bahraini track: not only did he set the pace this morning during Free Practice, but he snatched his third pole position in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series in a 1:42.661 this afternoon. Behind him, Karun Chandhok signed the second fastest lap time of the session. Tomorrow's front row will hence be identical to the one in Sepang. However, let's hope for the two men that history won't repeat itself as it saw both drivers stall on the grid two weeks ago.

Chandhok's team-mate, Bruno Senna completes the Top 3, closely followed by Adrian Valles and Kamui Kobayashi respectively 4th and 5th on the grid. Third in the Drivers' Championship, Fairuz Fauzy will start from the third row in front of Jerome d'Ambrosio on the other Dams car and Sebastien Buemi. Diego Nunes from DPR enters for the first time this season in the Top 10. He will start from the 5th row next to Piquet Sports' Marco Bonanomi.

Romain Grosjean (ART Grand Prix):

"I'm very happy. This is my third pole position, but this one tastes a little bit different: I didn't know the track whereas Karun and Bruno did. Now, I will try and make a good start. Last time, in Malaysia, things went wrong, but I'm over it and tomorrow will be another day!"

Karun Chandhok (iSport International):

"I hope this time around, we won't have a problem at the start, like we did in Sepang. Hats off to Romain: he did a very good lap again. I'm pleased to be back on the front row. The car wasn't perfect for qualifying. I hope we have some better ideas for the race. We should be out there: the win is definitely in my reach. We've given away so many free points and podiums this year it's giving me the extra will to do a great performance tomorrow."

Bruno Senna (iSport International):

"We didn't have the best set-up for qualifying and then I was a little bit unlucky with traffic on my second set of tyres. All in all, it wasn't enough for pole position. It will be a close fight tomorrow: we're always quite competitive in terms of race set-up, so I have great hopes for tomorrow."

Race 1 will take place tomorrow at 15:50, local time.

-credit: gp2series.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Marco Bonanomi , Karun Chandhok , Adrian Valles , Bruno Senna , Sébastien Buemi , Romain Grosjean , Diego Nunes
Teams ART Grand Prix