DPR DRIVER CHANGE AS TEAM HEADS TO INDONESIA David Price Racing (DPR) heads to Sentul, Indonesia for the second round of the GP2 Asia Series with a new team mate for Armaan Ebrahim. Brazilian driver, Diego Nunes, will partner the young Indian ...
DPR DRIVER CHANGE AS TEAM HEADS TO INDONESIA
David Price Racing (DPR) heads to Sentul, Indonesia for the second round of the GP2 Asia Series with a new team mate for Armaan Ebrahim. Brazilian driver, Diego Nunes, will partner the young Indian driver for the remainder of the Asian Series season.
The DPR team's attentions are firmly focused on the four rounds remaining of this new Series, with the teams moving on from Dubai, the location of the first event, to take on the unique challenges of the Indonesian track. Nunes, 20, joins DPR from Campos Grand Prix, having raced in his first GP2 event with the team in Dubai. A 13th place finish in the first race was a solid start for the youngster. Ebrahim had his first taste of GP2 Asia racing at the Middle Eastern track with DPR. A 22nd place finish in the first race was a satisfactory start for the young Indian, but disappointment followed with retirement from the second place.
David Price, Team Principal, DPR, says of the next race, "It will be an interesting challenge for the drivers in Indonesia, as it is a circuit that is unfamiliar to most of them. However Armaan has raced there in Asia V6 and in A1GP, so that should be a benefit to him. I think the weather may play a big part of the race weekend, so his track experience should also be an advantage with the likelihood of changing conditions each day. We look forward to Diego joining us in Sentul and working with him alongside Armaan. We have two young drivers, but they are both hungry for success and I know they'll both be out there racing hard for points finishes."
The Sentul circuit is located 45 minutes from Jakarta and 8 km from Bogor in West Java. At just under 4km long, with 11 turns, it's fast and wide with very high speeds. The track has been used predominantly for bike racing and the Asian F3 series, with A1GP the most recent international motor racing series to run at the circuit. Extreme heat, high humidity and the unpredictable wet weather of the rainy season are added challenges for the international field of drivers in the GP2 Asia Series.
The second round of the inaugural GP2 Asia Series kicks off on 15th February for free practice and qualifying. The feature race takes place on Saturday 16th February and the sprint distance event on Sunday 17th February.