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Catalunya: Trident Racing race one report

Davide Rigon: 17th Ricardo Teixeira: DNF Trident Racing had no good luck at all in the first race of the 2009 GP2 Main Series, held today at Barcelona. Davide Rigon lost any chance to fight for a top spot when he stalled his engine and failed ...

Davide Rigon: 17th
Ricardo Teixeira: DNF

Trident Racing had no good luck at all in the first race of the 2009 GP2 Main Series, held today at Barcelona. Davide Rigon lost any chance to fight for a top spot when he stalled his engine and failed to take off. The driver from Vicenza ended up in 17th, one lap down. Team-mate Ricardo Teixeira didn't make it to the flag after an off-track exit happened at lap 12. Due to today's results, the two will start tomorrow's Race 2 from 17th and 24th place. The race will be televised live by satellite channel Sky TV.

Davide Rigon: "Unfortunately, I lost all my chances to end today's race in a second.I stalled my engine at the start and then lost a lap in the attempt to refirethe car. The clutch setting is different from the one I used in the Asia Series, and that definitely played a part in my mistake. When I managed to restart, I was one lap down , and forced to give way to all my rivals due to blue flags".

Ricardo Teixeira: "I had a good start, but I was forced to lift in order to avoid the stalled car of Davide, putting two wheels on the grass and losing positions. After that I started to run consistently but, while approaching Michael Herck, I lost control and spun into the runoff area. It's so unfortunate, because I lost the chance to build more experience and I'll be starting from the back on Race 2".

-credit: tr

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Series GP2
Drivers Davide Rigon , Ricardo Teixeira , Michael Herck
Teams Trident