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Monaco: Trident Racing preview

The main highlight of the GP2 Main Series season is set to take place this weekend at Monte Carlo, as the Monaco Grand Prix will also host the second round of 2009 for the premier Formula One feeder series. Trident Racing, as well as owner...

The main highlight of the GP2 Main Series season is set to take place this weekend at Monte Carlo, as the Monaco Grand Prix will also host the second round of 2009 for the premier Formula One feeder series. Trident Racing, as well as owner Maurizio Salvadori are ready to be back after taking two victories in 2007 with Pastor Maldonado and in 2008 with Mike Conway, who was also followed under the flag by Chinese team-mate Ho-Pin Tung.

On such a tough and unpredictable race, the winning attitude will be a key factor in the challenge brought by the two 2009 drivers. Italian Davide Rigon and Angolan Ricardo Teixeira, both rookies, will be facing Monte Carlo for the first time, on a track where a mistake can cause irreversible consequences. At least, their efforts won't be marred by rain, as forecasts predict an almost perfect weather.

Practice will start on Thursday at 12:00 followed, on the same day, by Qualifying from 16:15 to 16:45. Friday will feature Race 1 at 11:15, on a 45-lap distance, while 30-lap long Race 2 will see red lights go off at 16:00. As happened in the past, the whole weekend will be covered on TV live by satellite channel SKY Sport. The Italian national television will broadcast Race 2 live.

-credit: tr

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Series GP2
Drivers Davide Rigon , Ricardo Teixeira , Pastor Maldonado
Teams Trident