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Asia: Sepang: Trident Racing race two report

The trip to Malaysia of Trident Racing ended today with a troubled run. The second and final race of the Sepang event saw Harald Schlegelmilch start from the pole position. The Latvian driver suffered from an engine issue, and then surrendered to...

The trip to Malaysia of Trident Racing ended today with a troubled run. The second and final race of the Sepang event saw Harald Schlegelmilch start from the pole position. The Latvian driver suffered from an engine issue, and then surrendered to a contact after just five laps. Ho Pin Tung took off from 16th place on-grid, keeping the same position until the end. Trident Racing will now be packing and moving to Bahrain, for the next round of the GP2 Asia Series.

Harald Schlegelmilch

"Unfortunately, I started feeling the engine go down as early as lap 1. Indeed, yesterday we noticed an abnormal oil consumption. I knew I wouldn`t have been able to target one of the top positions, but I kept third place as long as possible. At lap 4, I was defending myself from Pavlovic: I tried to keep the inside line at turn 2, but he closed me and there was nothing I could do to avoid the impact. The incident anticipated my retirement, and it`s bad because we had once again a golden chance to score points".

Ho Pin Tung

"The bad starting spot conditioned our team today, in addition to a braking problem that prevented me from drafting other cars and diving to overtake. I avoided to take useless risks, as the sole possible result was end the race in one piece. I`m looking forward to the next event in Bahrain to develop the positive elements coming from this weekend. There`s still a lot of time to go".

-credit: tridentracing.it

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Series GP2
Drivers Harald Schlegelmilch
Teams Trident