Asia: Abu Dhabi II: iSport qualifying report

Car 16: Oliver Turvey (GBR) - P2 Car 17: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) P3 P2 and P3 for iSport duo in thrilling qualifying session..... iSport International are back in Abu Dhabi this week for round two of the GP2 Asia Series after a three month...

Car 16: Oliver Turvey (GBR) - P2
Car 17: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) P3

P2 and P3 for iSport duo in thrilling qualifying session.....

iSport International are back in Abu Dhabi this week for round two of the GP2 Asia Series after a three month break. Qualifying took place under the cover of darkness at the impressive floodlight Yas Marina Circuit this evening. After an impressive twenty-three point haul in the last round, iSport picked up where they left off.

iSport racer Davide Valsecchi went top of the timesheets early in the session duelling with Arden racer Charles Pic for pole with both ART cars also getting in on the action. With Valsecchi and Pic trading fastest laps for most of the session it was Valsecchi's team mate and rookie Oliver Turvey who starred in the final seconds of qualifying to take second, just 0.020 seconds shy of pole position in only his second GP2 race weekend. Valsecchi looked to go quicker still but ran wide on his last flying lap to take third spot behind pole man Pic and his team mate to set up a thrilling feature race.

Oliver Turvey

"It was really pleasing and to be on the front row is a good place and to be only two hundredths off pole. It was a good qualifying session, I was improving all the time, the track was getting better and I managed to set my best time on my last lap. I was very pleased with that, the team did a good job and the car felt really good. It was much better than last time obviously, I felt much more confident with the car so I'm looking forward to the race now".

Davide Valsecchi

"It was good. We got third position so we start near the top tomorrow. All the day we were competitive from free practice to qualifying. I'm really happy and we have a really good car. Also my team mate Oliver is in second position so we have the performance so we hope tomorrow to finish on the podium".

-source: isport

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Davide Valsecchi , Oliver Turvey , Charles Pic