Razia retains points lead, despite low-key Spa sprint

Luiz Razia
Luiz Razia

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Arden came away without any points following this morning’s GP2 sprint at Spa, but its driver Luiz Razia continues to lead the championship table. Razia and Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) are tied on points, but the Brazilian leads when best results are taken into account.

Razia had high hopes of a strong result, following his charge to sixth place yesterday, but he was elbowed onto the grass during the opening lap and spun across the high-speed Kemmel Straight. Nobody hit him, but Valsecchi ran off the road in avoidance. The Italian later retired, while Razia continued and eventually finished 20th after two pit stops.

Team-mate Simon Trummer ran steadily in the midfield throughout and crossed the line 16th.

Simon Trummer comments: “I had a clutch problem at the start and the gearbox was still playing tricks, just like yesterday. It affected me on the upshift this time. It hasn’t been a good weekend, but I’ll move on with the aim of making amends in Italy next weekend.”

Luiz Razia comments: “That was a difficult race. I had a good start and felt sure I could take second place on the run to Les Combes. I thought I was aiming for a legitimate gap, but Calado came across and I ended up on the grass. I had a speed advantage coming out of Raidillon onto the straight, but in my opinion some drivers don’t use their mirrors.”

Source: Arden International

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Tags arden, gp2, razia, spa, trummer, valsecchi

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