BARCELONA: RACE 2

05.09.10 - Davide Valsecchi ended up Race 2 of the 2010 GP2 Series season opener in 11th place at Barcelona. The Italian suffered from set-up issues, and had to fight his way through the finish on the Catalan racetrack.

"It's been just like yesterday - explained Davide - as I experienced a really hard race. I hoped that with new tires for everybody things would have gone better, but lap-by-lap the car has become harder and harder to drive. I really had no chance to run on competitive laptimes. I've been really surprised by the tire wear, since we are usually competitive under a tire management point of view. I hope to forget this weekend soon, as we'll be lining-up for the second round at Montecarlo in a few days. I hope to be back to the competitive level we had in the Asia Series and during the pre-season.

-source: Davide Valsecchi