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Trident Racing Abu Dhabi test summary

Stefano Coletti Day 1: 1'48"413 Day 2: 1'48"016 Julian Leal Day 1: 1'50"050 Day 2: 1'49"037 Trident Racing entered this week's GP2 Series collective test at Abu Dhabi. Just after a few days from the last round of the season on the Emirates ...

Stefano Coletti
Day 1: 1'48"413
Day 2: 1'48"016

Julian Leal
Day 1: 1'50"050
Day 2: 1'49"037

Trident Racing entered this week's GP2 Series collective test at Abu Dhabi. Just after a few days from the last round of the season on the Emirates track, teams and drivers made it on-track. The Italian squad lined-up Stefano Coletti, who will run for the team in the 2011 season, and Colombian Julian Leal, really well-known by Trident Racing and fielded in this season's AutoGP Series.

The balance of the two days of work has been largely positive. Both Stefano and Julian met the team's expectations, completing all the scheduled work. Julian managed to get in touch with a previously unknown car, showing great adaptiveness. Stefano did a huge work in race simulation, without aiming at a single qualifying laptime, which wasn't in the team's plans.

The two days of testing at Abu Dhabi featured the new technical crew lining-up for what will be a tough season in 2011. The team's roster grew bigger with the addition of Engineer Nick Vasiliev, an highly-experienced professional within the GP2 Series panorama.

The test is scheduled to continue on next Saturday and Sunday, rounding out the 2010 track activity, as well as the current technical cycle of the 2008-2010 racecars, and Bridgestone tires.

Luca Zerbini, Managing Director. "I'm extremely satisfied with the great job that the team did in this couple of days. Stefano showed a lot of enthusiasm, and completed the scheduled work by merging with the team in a great way. We did some race simulations and we've been running with the same weather and traffic conditions of the actual races. Julian impressed all the team because he quickly adapted to an unknown track and an unknown car, a really tough one. We have to consider that he couldn't use his last set of new tires, but clocking a fast laptime was not the main goal for him. He stayed in the first half of the charts for a lot of time, and that's great already. I want to praise the work done by team's technical staff too, as we welcomed some new and valuable additions. The best thing has been for me to see the whole group working together, with everybody fitting in perfectly. It looks like they've been together for a lot of time"

-source: trident racing

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