Davide Rigon, 19th (1:46.826) Ricardo Teixeira, 24th (1:48.155) As the summer break is finally over, the GP2 Main Series started the final stint of the 2009 season, bringing teams and drivers on-track in 4 of the ...
Davide Rigon, 19th (1:46.826)
Ricardo Teixeira, 24th (1:48.155)
As the summer break is finally over, the GP2 Main Series started the final stint of the 2009 season, bringing teams and drivers on-track in 4 of the forthcoming 5 weekends. The first event has started today at Valencia Street Circuit, featuring the first session of practice and qualifying for tomorrow Race 1 (scheduled at 16:00 CET). Trident Racing's Davide Rigon ended up qualifications in 19th, and will be starting from the 10th row, while Ricardo Teixeira took 23rd after the session was stopped due to an accident happened to Luca Filippi. Telecast for tomorrow's race will be provided by Sky Sports, while the second race of the weekend will take off as tradition on Sunday morning.
"It's been a really tough day as in practice e didn't perform as we should. In Qualifying, the car's handling improved but, also due to torrid weather, we just had one flying lap available for a set of tires and we ended up. In my first flyer I failed to get a good split in the first sector, where I lost a couple of tenths, and in general traffic on a street-course is always a threat while searching for a fast laptime. I really like the racetrack tough, and I hope for some further improvement tomorrow, as the race will be long and difficult"
"This morning's practice session hasn't been easy. The track isn't that easy to learn, and there was a lot of dirt. In Qualifying though, things worked out fine, despite once again I was slowed down by traffic on both my attempts. On my second attempt, I could have lapped 3 tenths of a second quicker, but I was forced to slow down due to a car in its out lap in the third sector. Tomorrow's race will be really hard, both on the tire management and on the physical point of view, and I'm really happy about the improvement made on street tracks after the disappointing weekend at Monte Carlo".