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Asia: Shanghai: iSport race two report

No joy for iSport as faulty hydraulics floor Al Fardan The opening two rounds of the GP2 Asia Series yielded no points for GFH Team iSport, despite Hamad Al Fardan's bright start to this morning's 23-lap sprint race. From 14th on the grid, the...

No joy for iSport as faulty hydraulics floor Al Fardan

The opening two rounds of the GP2 Asia Series yielded no points for GFH Team iSport, despite Hamad Al Fardan's bright start to this morning's 23-lap sprint race. From 14th on the grid, the Bahraini driver worked his way into the lower reaches of the top 10 before a hydraulic pump failure forced him to retire.

Team-mate Giedo van der Garde did not take part. The Dutchman flew back to Europe to fulfil a prior commitment: he had to attend a prize-giving ceremony in Barcelona, to collect his trophy for winning this year's Formula Renault V6 title.

Hamad Al Farman

"I made a really good start and was enjoying a close fight for a place in the top 10. It was unfortunate that I was unable to finish, but overall I am very encouraged by the way things have gone this weekend. My race pace has been good and I think I have demonstrated that I will be able to obtain strong results in this series once I have gained a little more experience. The team has been brilliant and is helping me learn as I go along, so I'm sure I'll be able to produce an even better performance when we get to Dubai in December."

Paul Jackson, team principal

"It's a shame we were only able to field one car today, but we completely understood Giedo's obligations to Renault and didn't want to stand in his way. We look forward to welcoming him back in Dubai. As for Hamad, we are very impressed with the way he has adapted and I think his performance bodes very well for the future."

-credit: isportinternational.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Hamad Al Fardan