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Istanbul: Alexandre Premat preview

Premat hopes for repeat of Turkish win "I am currently third in the GP2 championship with 56 points, Nelson Piquet Jr is ahead of me with 76 points and Lewis Hamilton leads with 87 points. With four races to go, that statistic shows that the ...

Premat hopes for repeat of Turkish win

"I am currently third in the GP2 championship with 56 points, Nelson Piquet Jr is ahead of me with 76 points and Lewis Hamilton leads with 87 points. With four races to go, that statistic shows that the margin for error is very slim at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix. I'm determined to leave Turkey having scored some serious points.

I have good memories of the Istanbul circuit from 2006 when I scored a historical win on the first ever Grand Prix at Istanbul park. I won there on the first edition of the Gp2 series race after starting from sixth on the grid. The Turkish track is one of the few we race on that runs anti-clockwise. The only other such circuit we've tacked this season is Imola. It makes things a little different, but is not too stressful on the neck muscles.

I like the Istanbul circuit layout. It has some exciting and challenging corners and plenty of altitude change. We also have to be prepared for some potentially very hot weather conditions although last year it was uncharacteristically cool with rain showers just before the start of the second GP2 race.

I'm looking forward to the weekend and fighting for the win again."

-credit: premat.fr

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Series GP2
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Alexandre Prémat