GP2

Valencia SC: iSport International qualifying report

iSport International Ltd -- GP2 Series 2009 Europe, Valencia -- Friday 21st August 2009 Diego Nunes (BRA) -- P10 Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- P26 Nunes back in the top ten as Van der Garde finds the wall in qualifying.... iSport...

iSport International Ltd -- GP2 Series 2009
Europe, Valencia -- Friday 21st August 2009

Diego Nunes (BRA) -- P10
Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- P26

Nunes back in the top ten as Van der Garde finds the wall in qualifying....

iSport had mixed fortunes in qualifying today as the GP2 Series gets back underway after a month long break at the Valencia Street Circuit.

Brazilian racer Diego Nunes was unfortunate today to start off on his final set of new tyres shortly before the session was red flagged due to a big accident involving the Super Nova car of Luca Filippi but Nunes still improved on the re-start to finish the session in tenth where he will start tomorrow's feature race. Giedo van der Garde has had a steep learning curve today as the iSport racer had only ever driven the Valencia Street Circuit for the first time earlier today in practice. Pushing hard on his first flying lap the Dutchman clipped the wall, after running wide, bending the suspension and prematurely ending his qualifying session before setting a quick time. Van der Garde will start from twenty-sixth and will certainly have his work cut out in tomorrow's feature race.

Diego Nunes 1.46.204

"I finished tenth; in the end it was very tight. We thought we could be better but actually we were top ten. We have to fight for the podium in the race. I think we are going to have a good car for the race and try again to be in the points and maybe on the podium".

Giedo van der Garde 1.51.855

"I hit the wall after two laps and that was it. We knew that on the first flying lap, you have to be on it and I went really well through the first three corners and then I pushed a little bit too hard on the exit and I hit the wall. The wishbone was bent and I couldn't continue anymore. I came in the pits but the team could not fix the damage".

-credit: isport

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series GP2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Luca Filippi , Diego Nunes