Asia: Abu Dhabi: Ocean Racing Tech qualifying report

Ocean Racing Technology among the best in Abu Dhabi Fabio Leimer secures the 3rd fastest time in qualifying The Ocean Racing Technology entry in this year's GP2 Asia Series Championship is a very promising one with Fabio Leimer recording the...

Ocean Racing Technology among the best in Abu Dhabi

Fabio Leimer secures the 3rd fastest time in qualifying

The Ocean Racing Technology entry in this year's GP2 Asia Series Championship is a very promising one with Fabio Leimer recording the 3rd best time in the opening qualifying session on the new Abu Dhabi circuit. The Swiss racer was a mere two tenths of a second off the time recorded by the driver who secured pole position. "This is very good! The track was very slippery during the practice session but the conditions were much better for qualifying. We found a good pace and on Saturday my aim will be to have a good start and bring back a good result to the team for my first race in the GP2 series," stated the International Formula Masters Champion.

Meanwhile his teammate in Portuguese squad, American driver Alexander Rossi, continued his progression from testing, which had taken place on the Yas Marina circuit last week and he will start his first race in the GP2 Series from the 7th row of the starting grid after worked hard with his engineers in order to find the best set up. Alexander explains what actually prevented him from being up the front with his teammate: "We had some troubles with traction and stability, especially in the third sector where we lost quite a lot of time. Having said that, we are on the right path and in the last part of qualifying we made some good progress that makes us confident for the race. I will start from 13th spot and my target will be to have a good start and gain as many positions as possible," Rossi declared.

The sky will remain blue and the sun will continue to shine all weekend long as weather forecasters predict with the maximum temperature expected to exceed 30o.C. The first race of the GP2 Asia Series will be broadcasted by Eurosport, on Saturday at noon (UK Time).

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Series FIA F2
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