Trident Racing get positive feeling from opening GP2 Asia event at Dubai. Ho Pin Tung and Harald Schlegelmilch, the two drivers of Trident Racing in the newborn GP2 Asia Series, ended the second race of the weekend respectively in 10th and 18th...
Trident Racing get positive feeling from opening GP2 Asia event at Dubai.
Ho Pin Tung and Harald Schlegelmilch, the two drivers of Trident Racing in the newborn GP2 Asia Series, ended the second race of the weekend respectively in 10th and 18th position. The race itself was very complicated since the start due to the on-grid positions resulting from yesterday`s final classification. Both Schlegelmilch and Tung experienced positive starts. The Latvian driver took off from 14th place, and managed to climb back to 12th right at the first corner. Then two accidents, happened on the opening lap, forced race control to deploy the Safety-Car, with the re-start taking place at lap 6. Schlegelmilch managed to clinch 8th place in the following laps, thanks to a clean and fast pace, but was later penalized by a contact with another car that forced him to come in for repairs. Once back on-track, he completed the race with no mistakes. Tung`s race ended up in a pretty linear way: the Chinese driver managed to stay in the middle of the pack and turn consistent laptimes. The GP2 Asia Series, as well as Trident Racing, are now preparing for the second event of the 2008 season, scheduled for February 16 and 17 in Indonesia.
Maurizio Salvadori, Team Owner.
"Schlegelmilch put together a nice race, driving in an aggressive fashion, but paid the price of the inevitable risks that a recovering driver has to take. It`s a bit of a shame because even a single point would have been a great result for him on his GP2 debut. It`s positive though that a good potential was clearly visible, and it`ll be with no doubt a starting point for the forthcoming races. Tung was penalized by his starting position, but had a pretty decent run too. We`re sure we can get good results from now on, and we`re patiently waiting for the next race."