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Silverstone: Alvaro Parente race two report

Another good recover for Alvaro Parente Alvaro Parente made a fantastic recover in today's GP2 race at Silverstone, seeing the chequered flag in the eleventh place, after starting from twenty- fourth. The Portuguese driver was expecting a ...

Another good recover for Alvaro Parente

Alvaro Parente made a fantastic recover in today's GP2 race at Silverstone, seeing the chequered flag in the eleventh place, after starting from twenty- fourth.

The Portuguese driver was expecting a tough race this morning, because, after the touch he was given yesterday, he was starting from the end of the field. However, the Ocean Racing Technology driver, as usual, didn't give up and made a fantastic start, ending the first lap in the fourteenth place. With a warrior spirit, he made three more great overtake manoeuvres, getting the eleventh place, behind his yesterday's hangman - Vitaly Petrov.

Though, he had a very fast pace, Alvaro Parente wasn't able to overtake the Russian driver, ending the second Silverstone race knocking on the top- ten's door. "I was very fast and that allowed me to gain many places at the beginning of the race. I put a lot of pressure on Petrov, but I didn't want to risk another touch with him and the tires lost some efficiency. In the end of the race, I was able to attack him again, but the Safety-Car was sent out and I couldn't try to overtake him again", said the drivers sponsored by Soccerade, Delta, TMN, Aurora Group, Geotur and Cision.

Alvaro Parente leaves Silverstone without points, but showed, once again, that, with some luck and without little incidents, he can fight for the podium positions and even for the wins. "Since the beginning of the season that we have been showing a good pace that allows us to fight for the top positions and for the wins, but always happens something - a little detail on some occasions a touch from other driver on another's - that prevented us of transforming our pace in good results. I'll continue to work hard and, with Ocean Racing Technology's help, I'm certain that I'll overcome this situation and I'll achieve the results that are in our reach", underlined with confidence the twenty-four years old Portuguese driver.

The GP2 will return in three weeks, now at Nurburgring, Germany.

-credit: ap

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Series GP2
Drivers Alvaro Parente , Vitaly Petrov