Asia: Bahrain: Will Bratt preview

GP2 RACER BRATT RELISHING MAIDEN BAHRAIN VISIT Reigning Euroseries 3000 and Italian Formula 3000 Champion Will Bratt has his sights set on a maiden top 10 finish in the GP2 Asia Series when the third event of the eight-race season takes place at...

GP2 RACER BRATT RELISHING MAIDEN BAHRAIN VISIT

Reigning Euroseries 3000 and Italian Formula 3000 Champion Will Bratt has his sights set on a maiden top 10 finish in the GP2 Asia Series when the third event of the eight-race season takes place at Bahrain International Circuit this weekend, Friday, 26th February, and Saturday, 27th February.

Impressing in his first four races in the 2009/2010 championship, the 21-year-old aspiring Formula One driver knows his first ever visit to the 6.3km Sakhir track will provide a stern test but is hungry to break into the top 10 in both of the weekend's races.

Party Poker Racing.com backed Will was on the verge of securing his maiden top 10 result in GP2 at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi a fortnight ago but damage to the rear of his car -- a result of contact from Swedish rival Marcus Ericsson -- ruled him out of round four just four laps from the finish.

Although disappointed to have missed out on a career-best GP2 result, the Banbury-based driver took plenty of positives away from the event and is now fully focused on bettering the brace of 12th place finishes he has achieved so far.

"Just like when the season started in Abu Dhabi last November, I'll be arriving in Bahrain with no prior experience of the track but I'm sure I'll learn the circuit quickly and work on finding a good set-up for the car", commented Will, "We were very unlucky not to finish in the top 10 last time out so that's my aim for my first visit to Sakhir."

Just as important as two good results next weekend will be the experience Will can gain from the event as the finale of the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series is also due to be held at Bahrain International Circuit in mid-March, supporting the first Grand Prix of the 2010 Formula One World Championship.

The Scuderia Coloni racer added: "Clearly I want to do as well as possible at the weekend to secure a pair of solid results but it's equally important to prepare as strongly as we can for the Formula One support race next month. The next two events will be incredibly important in determining where I'll be racing for the rest of the year."

Practice and qualifying for rounds five and six of GP2 Asia will be held on Thursday, 25th February, with the Feature Race set to take place on Friday, 26th February. The Sprint Race will follow on Saturday, 27th February, and both encounters are scheduled to be screened live in the UK by digital satellite and cable broadcaster British Eurosport -- check listings for further details.

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Marcus Ericsson , Will Bratt