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Monaco: Ocean Racing Tech qualifying report

Two in the top ten for Ocean Racing Technology With Chandhok and Parente in Monaco Ocean Racing Technology highlighted their performances on Thursday during qualifying for the GP2 Main Series in Monaco, becoming one of just two teams to finish...

Two in the top ten for Ocean Racing Technology With Chandhok and Parente in Monaco

Ocean Racing Technology highlighted their performances on Thursday during qualifying for the GP2 Main Series in Monaco, becoming one of just two teams to finish the session with two of their cars inside the top ten. On the most demanding circuit of the season, Alvaro Parente and Karun Chandhok fought throughout for top times the entire session. As always in Monaco, the traffic was intense during the 30 minutes of qualifying and on occasion it hampered the performances of both men who qualified in 6th, Parente and 10th, Chandhok, places.

Parente actually recorded his best time on the last lap and is satisfied with the overall result. "It was so tight and, as always in Monaco, so complicated. A flying lap can easily be ruined and I could only find a clean lap at the end of the session; at last I was able to get the maximum out of the cars potential. We know the race will be complex because overtaking is difficult here, but our set-up is good and we will do our best," he explained.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the garage, Karun Chandhok had more challenges in his path due to traffic on the Monaco circuit and the Indian driver really never had a clear path in front of him during the session. Frustrated by the end result, Karun is nevertheless satisfied with the work done by Ocean Racing Technology in regard to the preparation of his car. "It is a bit frustrating because there was much more in the car but I always had a slower car in front of me and in the end I could not reach my target which was a spot on one of the three front rows. It was within our grasp and it's a pity because knowing this track really well I know it will be difficult to climb in the pecking order during the race. Having said that, I am totally satisfied with the progress we've made on the car. We're close to having the ideal set-up."

The two Monaco GP2 Main Series races will take place on an unusual schedule: the first being Friday at 11:15AM, the second on Saturday at 4:00PM UK Time.

-credit: ort

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Series GP2
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Alvaro Parente