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Asia: Dubai: Christian Bakkerud race two report

Bakkerud's move up the grid After yesterday's qualifying and first race disappointments, Christian Bakkerud started from the back of the grid and had to pull out all the stops and as a result managed a decent 11th position finish and only 3.5 ...

Bakkerud's move up the grid

After yesterday's qualifying and first race disappointments, Christian Bakkerud started from the back of the grid and had to pull out all the stops and as a result managed a decent 11th position finish and only 3.5 seconds behind 8th place and a chance of scoring the final point.

Commenting from Dubai, Christian said - "Starting from the back of the grid is of course a clear disadvantage but I'm good at starts and also you have a good over-view of the grid and can stay out of the first lap tangles if you use your head. I was up to 15th position after only one lap. Then after a safety car period I managed to grab a few more places to finish 11th. "

"My team have given me a really well balanced and quick car and my lap times proved this as I was doing the same lap times as the top five runners ahead of me despite the fact that I was using up my tyres quicker by not running in clean air and overtaking and attacking. So I guess I'm quite pleased but I definitely need to work on my qualifying to avoid starting mid-field and getting tangled up in the mid-field scuffles. "

The GP2 Asia series now travels to the Sentul Circuit in Indonesia for the second round on the 15th and 16th of February.

-credit: bakkerud.dk

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