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Nurburgring: Alexandre Premat race two report

It was a tough start to the race for Alexandre Premat after an overnight engine change. My podium yesterday meant I started todays race from seventh on the grid and my team-mate was just behind me in eighth. After yesterdays race the mechanics...

It was a tough start to the race for Alexandre Premat after an overnight engine change.

My podium yesterday meant I started todays race from seventh on the grid and my team-mate was just behind me in eighth. After yesterdays race the mechanics decided to change my engine overnight so I was not only struggling because of the tyres but also because my engine was down on power.

I had a serious problem starting the warm up lap and the car just did not move. The oil temperature had only reached 68 degrees instead of 70 and the censors on the car blocked and the car stalled.

So I had to start the race from the back of the grid with Viso and Gommendy who had a similar problem. 24 laps does not give you much time to fight through the entire field but after the second lap I was already 21st but was then being blocked by Jason Tahinci for most of the race and it made it impossible for me to finish higher than eighteenth. It was frustrating because I had the pace to win the race and set the fastest lap of 1m40.983s.

-premat.fr-

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Series GP2
Drivers Jason Tahinci , Alexandre Prémat