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Monza: Driexiv Motorsport race two report

The Direxiv Motorsport drivers Olivier Pla,Hiroki Yoshimoto and Clivio Piccione were once again out of luck at Monza in race two. Piccione (Durango) was on course for a strong result when he was penalised for his mechanics working on the car...

The Direxiv Motorsport drivers Olivier Pla,Hiroki Yoshimoto and Clivio Piccione were once again out of luck at Monza in race two. Piccione (Durango) was on course for a strong result when he was penalised for his mechanics working on the car outside of the allocated time. Yoshimoto (BCN) was also a top six contender when a collision with Nelson Piquet Jr ruined his race. Pla (DPR) found his car was almost undriveable and spun out.

Clivio Piccione, Durango: 14th "My car would just not start and the mechanics had to push it. I think there was misunderstanding over the time spent on the grid because there was a problem with the lights. In the race my car was much better than yesterday and I was able to pass a lot of people and get up to P6. When they called me in for a penalty I was thinking 'what have I done?' I could not believe it. "

Hiroki Yoshimoto, BCN Competicion: 17th "A bad result again! I passed Piquet going into the last corner, but he was faster than me on the straight and overtook me into the first chicane. I got the run on him into the second chicane, but he tells me he had a broken mirror and didn't see me inside of him. The accident broke a rim on the rear wheel and also damaged the bodywork. There are only two races left now, so I really want to win at Spa next weekend."

Olivier Pla, David Price Racing: retired "The car had so much oversteer it was almost impossible to drive and that's why I spun. This has been a really difficult weekend for us, but we know the car can be good and there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to win at Spa. I love those kind of fast tracks, so let's hope everything goes alright there."

Misato Haga, President and CEO, Direxiv Motorsport: "This has been a difficult weekend for our drivers at Monza and unfortunately none of them were able to take home any points so we're just looking forward to a better race weekend in Spa next weekend."

-dm

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Series GP2
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Clivio Piccione , Olivier Pla , Hiroki Yoshimoto , David Price