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Spa: Direxiv Mootrsport race two report

The Direxiv Motorsport drivers Olivier Pla, Hiroki Yoshimoto and Clivio Piccione battled the elements in the second GP2 race at Spa-Francorchamps, which was held in torrential wet conditions. Yoshimoto (BCN) was lucky to escape unhurt following a...

The Direxiv Motorsport drivers Olivier Pla, Hiroki Yoshimoto and Clivio Piccione battled the elements in the second GP2 race at Spa-Francorchamps, which was held in torrential wet conditions. Yoshimoto (BCN) was lucky to escape unhurt following a massive accident, while Pla (DPR) and Piccione (Durango) were pleased to have made it to the end of the race, which was cut short following a multi-car pile-up. Results were taken from lap 9, two laps before the red flags stopped the race.

Olivier Pla, David Price Racing: 10th
"That was such a difficult race especially because of the lack of vision on the back straight you could see nothing at all. In the early stages I tried to push, but I was stuck behind [Mathias] Lauda who was very slow. I had a quick spin and lost two places, but I was able to fight back and finish ninth, which was a good result in the circumstances."

Hiroki Yoshimoto, BCN Competicion: 17th
"I was behind [Gianmaria] Bruni and was quicker than him through Eau Rouge so I went to the outside. He can't have seen me though and he moved over onto the track where I was, which forced me onto the grass and the car just spun. I went into the barriers backwards and spun around and around and back onto the track where [Neel] Jani hit me. It was lucky that nobody was hurt."

Clivio Piccione, Durango Racing Team: 19th
"It was like driving with my eyes shut, there was so little visibility. You can drive in the wet, but you cannot race when you can see nothing. I was going into places just hoping that there wasn't a car spun on the track in front of me."

Misato Haga, President and CEO, Direxiv Motorsport:
"These were very difficult conditions for a race today, the drivers couldn't see anything and could only try to avoid trouble. Luckily Hiroki was not hurt in his crash."

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