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Asia: Sepang: Trident Racing preview

Trident Racing is ready to go for the third race of the 2008 GP2 Asia season, starting this weekend at Sepang, Malaysia. The drivers` fitness and the teams` technical approach will have to face an exceptional challenge, as temperatures are...

Trident Racing is ready to go for the third race of the 2008 GP2 Asia season, starting this weekend at Sepang, Malaysia. The drivers` fitness and the teams` technical approach will have to face an exceptional challenge, as temperatures are expected to be higher than 30DEG C, with a Relative Humidity of about the 90%. The GP2 Series will be meeting Formula One for the first time ever, providing teams and drivers with an additional motivation to shine on an extremely valuable stage. The weekend will take off tomorrow, with the usual 30-minute single round of free practice, starting at 11:55 local time, followed by qualifying at 16:00. The first race of the weekend will start at 15:45 on Saturday, with the second scheduled for Sunday morning at 11:30. The local times are GMT+8.

Harald Schlegelmilch

"I believe that only good luck is missing to prove on-track the great potential shown until now. We just have to hope for the best, and I`m quite optimist about our chances to end up in the top-8. We would be able to score points, and to count on a good grid position for race 2. I`ve never been at Sepang and, though it`s not the typical racetrack that I like, I think that the elevation changes might make the difference in terms of pure driving. I`d love to have a wet race, since I really find that conditions a true challenge, also making the car even tougher to tame. On the physical side, I`m ready to face what I`m sure will be an heavy weekend".

Ho Pin Tung

"My goal is to start this weekend from the positive results scored at the end of the last event at Sentul. I know that clocking a good laptime in qualifying will be absolutely vital, and I`m fully concentrated on that. I like the racetrack, where I had the chance to race 5 years ago on a F.BMW car. So, apart from the fact that it was long ago, all reference points will be quite different on a GP2. I`m expecting a tough weekend under any aspect, but I think I`ll be ready to face it physically. Managing tires will be even more difficult, since higher temps always expose you to an abnormal consumption".

-credit: tridentracing.it

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Series GP2
Drivers Harald Schlegelmilch
Teams Trident