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Asia: Will Bratt ready for Abu Dhabi

BRATT EAGERLY AWAITS GP2 ASIA SERIES RESUMPTION IN ABU DHABI Banbury's Will Bratt, one of the UK's most highly rated young racing drivers, returns to track action just over a week from now when rounds three and four of the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia ...

BRATT EAGERLY AWAITS GP2 ASIA SERIES RESUMPTION IN ABU DHABI

Banbury's Will Bratt, one of the UK's most highly rated young racing drivers, returns to track action just over a week from now when rounds three and four of the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series take place at the Yas Marina facility in Abu Dhabi.

Almost 13 weeks have passed since the championship-opening event at the Middle Eastern venue back in November in support of the final Grand Prix of the 2009 Formula One World Championship, a race meeting in which the Party Poker Racing.com backed driver underlined his GP2 potential.

Although his maiden GP2 Asia Series weekend was compromised by a brake failure in race two while dueling on the fringes of the top 10, Will went on to excel in the official GP2 test at Paul Ricard HTTT in France just over a week later with a tremendous top four performance for Scuderia Coloni.

"It's been a long break since November's race so I can't wait to get back in the car", commented the 21-year-old, "We had a good showing last time in Abu Dhabi and I'm feeling quietly confident we can improve and push further forward this time. The Paul Ricard test went very well, I felt comfortable and the extra track time helped me adapt to the GP2 car more which was the chief aim."

Earning his drive in F1's premier feeder series by winning the Party Poker Racing backed Euroseries 3000 Championship last year, Will has put himself squarely in the Formula One shop window and is now bidding to secure his maiden GP2 points next weekend on his return to Abu Dhabi. In GP2 Asia, championship points are scored by the top eight in race one and the top six finishers in race two.

He added: "It's vital we hit the ground running at Yas Marina and qualify as strongly as possible so we can challenge for two good results. I'm thoroughly enjoying being a GP2 driver, it's the premier championship outside Formula One, and I plan to have a successful weekend in Abu Dhabi for Party Poker Racing.com and the whole Scuderia Coloni team."

Qualifying and round three of the GP2 Asia Series will take place on Friday, 5th February, with round four following on Saturday, 6th February. Both races are expected to be screened live in the UK on digital satellite and cable channel British Eurosport -- please check listings for further details.

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