Car 16: Oliver Turvey (GBR) P5 Car 17: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) P1 Valsecchi takes another victory as iSport extend their Championship lead.... iSport continued their dominance at the Yas Marina Circuit as Davide Valsecchi stormed through ...
Car 16: Oliver Turvey (GBR) P5
Car 17: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) P1
Valsecchi takes another victory as iSport extend their Championship lead....
iSport continued their dominance at the Yas Marina Circuit as Davide Valsecchi stormed through the reverse grid to take victory in the sprint race this evening.
After a one-two finish in yesterdays feature race, iSport racers Davide Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey started today's sprint race in seventh and eight positions on the reverse grid. After a clean start, Valsecchi stormed through the field after a brief safety car period, quickly dispatching Alexander Rossi and Giacomo Ricci. His sights set firmly on the win; Valsecchi set a succession of fastest laps to catch leader Michael Herck with only three laps remaining. With a clearly quicker car, Valsecchi reeled in Herck, darted down the inside into the chicane to snatch victory and fastest lap in dominant fashion.
British driver Oliver Turvey continued to impress in only his second GP2 race weekend. After dropping two places after the safety car Turvey fought back through the field; overtaking compatriot Max Chilton and fellow rookie Rossi. With clean air, Turvey quickly caught the Addax car of Sergio Perez but with only one lap remaining took the chequered flag in fifth to take home another two points.
A fantastic race weekend for iSport leaves the team's driver's Davide Valsecchi and Oliver Turvey first and second in the Driver's Championship with iSport leading the Team Championship with 51 points.
"I am really happy, we are leading the championship, and we are strong. The track is really nice and good. It is really fun to drive as during the races there is always a lot of overtaking. The car, the team, we were incredibly strong; it is our moment now I want to use it to win. Fantastic job, thank you to all the team, it was perfect".
"I got a good start and got ahead of Davide but he managed to get back pass me on the first lap. After that I got stuck behind Chilton and unfortunately we couldn't get by him until too late in the race, it was a bit frustrating. But once I got by him the pace was really good and we were really quick so we ended up with second quickest lap I think. It was good to finish fifth and get two more points. I managed to overtake Rossi at the end and get a few more points and consolidate second in the championship".