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Asia: Sentul: Trident Racing race two report

Trident Racing end tough weekend with points finish. Trident Racing ended the second round of the GP2 Asia Series in style at Sentul: Ho Pin Tung scored a valuable points finish on the Indonesian track, adding a positive ending to an extremely...

Trident Racing end tough weekend with points finish.

Trident Racing ended the second round of the GP2 Asia Series in style at Sentul: Ho Pin Tung scored a valuable points finish on the Indonesian track, adding a positive ending to an extremely thorough weekend. The race was once again conditioned by environmental factors, this time being heavy rain to compromise the drivers` vision and control. Despite the decision - taken by race control - to start under safety-car conditions, Harald Schlegelmilch, who was trying to gamble on dry tires, ended up off-track on lap 4. Tung was able to keep a strong pace easily, earning more and more positions on each re-start. In the final corners, he managed to keep Sebastien Buemi behind, making no mistakes in what will be remembered as the hardest weekend of the year. Trident Racing will be back on-track before the end of the month at Paul Ricard, for the first GP2 Main Series collective tests of the season. The team will line-up the new Mechachrome-powered 2008 Dallara chassis.

Ho Pin Tung

"This weekend proved to be extremely challenging under any aspect, and today`s points finish represents a partial reward for the great job done by the whole team. The race itself was even tougher but, thanks to our great handling of our car, I was able to climb up to the 6th spot. In the closing stages I eventually managed to hold off Sebastien Buemi, despite a problem with a car that spun around in front of us. I have to thank Trident Racing and all the staff for the outstanding job they made to put me on the grid after the damage suffered on yesterday`s Race 1. They were great, as they also had to replace the broken engine: I hope this will be the end of our bad luck period. We have everything is needed to be at the top".

-credit: tridentracing.it

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Series GP2
Drivers Sébastien Buemi , Harald Schlegelmilch
Teams Trident