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Bahrain: Ho-Pin Tung race one, two report

HO-PIN TUNG PUSHED OUT OF THE RACE IN BAHRAIN GP2 rookie driver Ho-Pin Tung (24) crashed out of the race in Bahrain in lap 4 and suffered a minor wrist injury. 'I was in 9th place, shortly after the safety car came in I was ...

HO-PIN TUNG PUSHED OUT OF THE RACE IN BAHRAIN

GP2 rookie driver Ho-Pin Tung (24) crashed out of the race in Bahrain in lap 4 and suffered a minor wrist injury. 'I was in 9th place, shortly after the safety car came in I was defending the racing line when someone hit me from behind and I went straight into the wall,'explains the dissapointed driver in the Bahrain heat conditions which was venue for the first two races of the GP2 season. Ho-Pin Tung finished the race on saturday in a respectable 15th place.

The start went well, the young Chinese driver started from 15th plave and managed to avoid in incidents in front of him and drive around the debris and was lapping the first laps of the race in 9th position. The stewards of the meeting immediately investigated the crash and concluded Ho-Pin is not to blame for it.

'I am very dissapointed, I did the best I could to finish the race in a good position but unfortunately this ended my race,' says the unfortunate driver. The driver responsible for the drama, Japanese DAMS-driver Kazuki Nakajima was already involved in a big crash in Race 1.

Reviewing the race Ho-Pin Tung explains: 'I am not satisfied with my first GP2 weekend, I want to win.' But when reminded about the fact he did not test at all before his race debut he says: "Despite not testing we didn't do too bad.'

'It took some time to get used to the GP2 car, everything is different, the brakes, the down force, gear shifting but with every minute in the car I feel more comfortable. I am looking forward to the next race in Barcelona but I am well aware everyone tested there before and I haven't, but I will try as hard as I can!'

-credit: hpt

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Series GP2
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung , Kazuki Nakajima
Teams DAMS