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Spa: DAMS race 2 report

DAMS bags another point ! Today, DAMS took part in the Sprint race in the Belgian round of the 2010 GP2 Series Championship on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Romain Grosjean again replaced the injured Ho-Pin Tung alongside team regular, ...

DAMS bags another point !

Today, DAMS took part in the Sprint race in the Belgian round of the 2010 GP2 Series Championship on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Romain Grosjean again replaced the injured Ho-Pin Tung alongside team regular, Jerôme d'Ambrosio.

Yesterday, d'Ambrosio almost won in front of his home crowd and today he was determined to shine by driving an attacking race. Unfortunately, the Belgian was again the victim of bad luck. He stalled on the grid and then suffered another mechanical problem with 8 laps to go to the flag: an electronic malfunction caused his engine to cut out.

Grosjean tried to fight his way up through the field but the frequent neutralizations prevented him from bringing his tyres up to the right temperature. This led to grip problems and the Frenchman finished where he started: namely, sixth.

Despite yesterday's setback, DAMS scored 9 points this weekend and began its fight back to the front.

Loïc David, General Manager: "Romain was unable to move up the classification in today's race that was neutralized on several occasions. He still managed to score one point after his third place yesterday. Jerôme's race was again blighted by another technical problem. But his place on the grid today would have made a comeback difficult so he shouldn't feel too disappointed. What sticks in my memory from this weekend is the excellent overall performance of the whole team - engineers, mechanics and drivers. Bravo everybody!"

Jerôme d'Ambrosio
Race 2: 20th on the grid, Rtd (electrical problems)
"My bad luck continued again today, but I'm not too disappointed. My position on the grid would have made the race very difficult no matter what happened. Today, all I was thinking about was Monza and the opportunity it'll give us to move up the GP2 hierarchy."

Romain Grosjean
Race 2: 6th on the grid, 6th at the finish
"I leave here having bagged just one point today, and I'm happy to have scored in both races this weekend. Given our performance at Hockenheim I knew we could do it. I'd like to thank DAMS for its trust in me and for giving me a competitive car."

-source: dams

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Series GP2
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung , Jérôme d'Ambrosio , Romain Grosjean
Teams DAMS