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GP2 Asia turns the heat for the Malaysian round The race for the 2009 GP2 Asia titles resumes this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia The 2009 GP2 Asia Series flew to the heat and humidity of Malaysia this...

GP2 Asia turns the heat for the Malaysian round

The race for the 2009 GP2 Asia titles resumes this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia

The 2009 GP2 Asia Series flew to the heat and humidity of Malaysia this week for the fifth Round of the Championship. The twenty-six drivers will fight for the win in front of the Formula One paddock at the Sepang International Circuit this Saturday and Sunday.

With a total of 26 points scored in Qatar during the fourth round of the season - the highest result so far for a team in the course of a race weekend - Barwa International Campos Team's performance truly lit up the night-race event last February. The Spanish squad proved that they are back in top form, with the youngest driver in the field and rookie Sergio Perez staking his claim as a serious title contender. Barwa now stands second in the Teams' championship, clearly aiming for the title.

But the battle continues this weekend in Malaysia, where the GP2 Asia paddock supports Formula One for the second time this season. After a disappointing fourth round in Doha for Championship leaders Kamui Kobayashi and Dams, the French squad however remains firmly in control of the championship table, while their Japanese driver remains ten points clear away of nearest rival Durango's Davide Valsecchi. Currently third in the drivers' standings, Nico Hulkenberg is replaced by Pastor Maldonado at ART Grand Prix for the remainder of the season. The Venezuelan's experience and speed will definitely add to the action.

With only two rounds left in the 2009 GP2 Asia season, both titles are still wide open in true GP2 style!

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Series GP2
Drivers Davide Valsecchi , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez