Asia: Abu Dhabi: Trident Racing preview

Trident Racing ready for third GP2 Asia Series Season With just two months from the end of the 2009 GP2 Main Series, and right after the start of the winter testing season featuring many of the main 2010 prospects, Trident Racing is ready to get...

Trident Racing ready for third GP2 Asia Series Season

With just two months from the end of the 2009 GP2 Main Series, and right after the start of the winter testing season featuring many of the main 2010 prospects, Trident Racing is ready to get back on-track at Abu Dhabi. The brand-new Emirates venue will be hosting a 2-day test and then the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series opener starting on October 30/November 1.

Trident Racing is delighted to anounce Bulgarian Plamen Kralev as a driver for the whole GP2 Asia Series. The team, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, will be also fielding Johnny Cecotto Jr., son of former motorbike World Champion Johnny Sr, will be partnering after the really successful testing session experienced at Jerez. The Venezuelan impressed at the Spanish Venue, showing an high potential. Kralev will be facing a tough job, as he doesn't have any previous open-wheel experience, but only raced GT cars in the last couple of season. The Bulgarian 35-year-old showed good form and motivation as he tested Trident's Formula Master car with positive results.

The GP2 Asia Series will be counting on four rounds, with two events standing as a support for the Formula One World Championship. The season's grand opening will be at Abu Dhabi, while the final round will be partnering F1 at Bahrain, on March 11. The other two rounds are scheduled to be at Abu Dhabi and Bahrain too, respectively on February 5 and March 25.

Luca Zerbini, Managing Director

"Despite the tough economic situation, we reckon the series will have an extremely high-quality and plenty big field. I think that having a shorter schedule definitely helped out, providing drivers with a more affordable chance to prove their skills. Trident Racing will be fielding two really different drivers. Kralev will be discovering open-wheel racing mile by mile, but he's extremely motivated and will be having a successful time. Cecotto is a talented and promising youngster, that proved his talent at the Main Series test. We're definitely looking forward to the upcoming season".

-credit: trident racing

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Plamen Kralev
Teams Trident