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Spa: Trident Racing qualifying report

Johnny Cecotto Jr. 18th Adrian Zaugg 19th The GP2 Main Series finally got back underway at Spa-Fancorchamps, at the end of the championship's short summer break. As usually happens at the venue, the weather turned bad, with a thick rain ...

Johnny Cecotto Jr. 18th
Adrian Zaugg 19th

The GP2 Main Series finally got back underway at Spa-Fancorchamps, at the end of the championship's short summer break. As usually happens at the venue, the weather turned bad, with a thick rain compromising the results of practice and qualifying. The morning session ended ten minutes earlier due to rain and, in the afternoon, things didn't change much, with several red flags for rain and crashes. The session proved extremely difficult. Johnny Cecotto ended up in 18th, while Adrian Zaugg closed his day early with an off-track exit, and settled for 19th.

Cecotto's day ended on an equally unlucky note. The Venezuelan lost the whole practice session due to gearbox woes and, in qualifying, his runs were conditioned by heavy traffic and red flags. Zaugg, who ran at the top of the timesheets early, ended up off-track with 7 minutes to go, while sitting in 7th.

The Spa weekend is set to continue tomorrow with Race 1, starting at 15:40 and run on a 26-lap distance. The weekend's sprint race, scheduled for Sunday, will kick-off at 10:35 AM, on a 18-lap distance. Tomorrow's race will be televised in Italy by RaiSport.

Johnny Cecotto Jr. "If I have to define today's qualifying, it's been chaotic, at least. The car ran good, but each time I took off from the pits I found myself in a mayhem. When I was slowing down to get a clear lap, I got passed, when I was pushing, I kept finding slower cars in front. When I finally got the chance to put together a decent flying lap, a red flag came out. In such conditions, some good luck is needed to clock a good lap. Unfortunately, I got no help today."

Adrian Zaugg. "I'm sorry for how qualifying ended up, because we had everything to perform great. The session had a good start, despite all the chaos due to rain and interruptions. When I managed to complete some flying laps, times were good. Unfortunately, conditions were really tough, and it just took one kerb hit too hard to make me losing control. I hope to get some spots back tomorrow, though starting at the opposite end of the grid would have helped."

-source: trident racing

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Series GP2
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Adrian Zaugg
Teams Trident