The first European round of the 2013 GP2 Series was completed today at Barcelona with the running of Race 2 at the Catalunya venue. Trident Racing scored 7th place after having taken-off from the front row of the grid, while Nathanael Berthon ended his day in 23rd.

Kevin Ceccon
Kevin Ceccon

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Ceccon's run was conditioned by a bad break at the start that prevented him from keeping close to the leading pack of drivers fighting for the podium. Berthon battled his way through the back of the pack starting from the rear, following to yesterday's ill-fated race.

After completing the Spanish weekend of GP2, where Trident Racing cruised to its first two points finishes of the season, the team will be back working in order to prepare for the next round at Montecarlo.

The event, set to be as special as ever for everybody, is scheduled from May 23rd to 25th.

Kevin Ceccon: “My race was conditioned by a tough start. When the lights went off, it seemed like I had made the usual getaway but then the rear tires started to spin and I lost five positions.

In the middle stages of the race I fought a lot with Rossi, but then in the closing stint the situation got confused due to several cars slowing down with worn out tires.

I could have improved my position but also been in jeopardy of an off-track exit considered the many incidents on-track. Seventh place isn't what I was expecting before the starts, but we scored some very valuable points for me and the whole team".

Nathanael Berthon: “My start has been very good but when you take-off from the back there's always a lot of confusion at the first braking and today was no exception. I had to brake and find a path to make it unscattered.

Then in the first few laps I found a good pace. Eventually though the tire performance got lower and lower so I tried to complete the race with no mistakes after putting on a set of fresh rubber”.

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