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Silverstone: Direxiv Motorsport qualifying report

The Direxiv Motorsport drivers Clivio Piccione, Olivier Pla and Hiroki Yoshimoto are hopeful of scoring points in the Silverstone GP2 race tomorrow despite mixed fortunes in qualifying. Durango driver Piccione set the 11th best time, but will...

The Direxiv Motorsport drivers Clivio Piccione, Olivier Pla and Hiroki Yoshimoto are hopeful of scoring points in the Silverstone GP2 race tomorrow despite mixed fortunes in qualifying. Durango driver Piccione set the 11th best time, but will start 10th due to Alexandre Premat's penalty, while David Price Racing's Pla was elevated to 12th on the grid for the same reason. Direxiv's latest signing, BCN Competicion's Yoshimoto will line up 16th for his first ever race at the track.

Clivio Piccione, Durango Racing Team:
10th position: 1:32.395

"We didn't have any of the problems we had at Magny Cours, so that's good. The car had too much understeer, especially in the first part of the lap, and that's where we are losing time. I think a top eight finish is possible, but a podium would make me really happy."

Olivier Pla, David Price Racing:
12th position: 1:32.467

"I'm disappointed because the team made a change to the car after practice and it was much better, but I have not been able to show it's full potential. I was held up at Becketts on my best lap and that cost me 0.5sec. I think we can have a strong race."

Hiroki Yoshimoto, BCN Competicion:
16th position: 1:32.941

"The set-up we had for qualifying was not good, but I think that our race set-up will be much better. Of course, I am not happy, but I like the track very much."

Misato Haga, President and CEO, Direxiv Motorsport:
"All three drivers did a solid job today. They all feel they can get more out of the car so we should be able to get some points tomorrow."

- www.direxivmotorsport.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Clivio Piccione , Olivier Pla , Alexandre Prémat , Hiroki Yoshimoto , David Price