Unlucky Race 1 for Trident Racing in Singapore

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Trident Racing could not achieve the results expected due to several unlucky breaks.

Race one of the penultimate GP2 Series round of 2013 took place today at the Singapore Streetcourse at 4 PM local time in torrid weather conditions. With a temperature of 32° Celsius and 70% humidity, the Teams and Drivers had to carry-on with 28 very demanding laps.

Nathanael Berthon
Nathanael Berthon

Photo by: XPB Images

Trident Racing could not achieve the results expected due to several unlucky breaks. Nathanael Berthon was forced to retire on lap 8 due to a contact. For the Frenchman things got complicated since the beginning though as he was rear-ended by one of his opponents. In that incident, he had already lost the chance to fight for the top-10.

Gianmarco Raimondo completed an extremely tough race for him. The Italian-Canadian rookie started from the back of the grid, but despite the lack of experience managed some good laptimes as he found good chemistry with the car and the team.

In the closing stages, he suffered from tiredness due to the extreme weather condition but eventually wounded up 21st. After the race, he experienced low blood pressure and was taken to the Marina Bay medical center for precautionary checks.

The closing race of the Singapore weekend will be held tomorrow at 16:10 local time with Raimondo starting from the 11th row and Berthon taking-off in 25th place. The event continues to benefit from a massive worldwide coverage including the Sky Sport network in Italy.

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Tags berthon, gp2, raimondo, singapore, trident racing

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