Barcelona: Clivio Piccione preview

Clivio sets his sights on Barcelona Clivio Piccione is determined to bounce back strongly this weekend in Barcelona after a disappointing start to the inaugural GP2 Championship in San Marino on April 23rd and 24th. The Durango driver was ...

Clivio sets his sights on Barcelona

Clivio Piccione is determined to bounce back strongly this weekend in Barcelona after a disappointing start to the inaugural GP2 Championship in San Marino on April 23rd and 24th.

The Durango driver was hampered by recurrent electronic problems during the first two rounds in Imola which saw him finish in 15th place at the end of race one and forced his early retirement on the opening lap of Sunday's sprint race.

Setting his frustration aside, Clivio is focusing his attention on the next two races and has intensified his fitness training in preparation for the forthcoming rounds at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona on 7th and 8th May. The young Monegasque driver is confident the team have found a solution to their reliability problem.

Clivio Piccione: "Since Imola, we've been looking at ways to develop and improve the car to solve the technical problems we experienced in the last two races. I've been talking regularly to the Durango team who have kept me up-to-date with the changes so I'm confident we will have a strong, competitive car for Barcelona.

I'm looking forward to getting back to the Circuit de Catalunya after our test there at the start of April. It's a very interesting circuit with many high and low speed corners, the demanding New Holland complex and also the long start-finish straight. Physically, it's going to be a tough race weekend which is why I've been working hard on my fitness programme. I've been combining my normal training routine with extra swimming, cycling and rowing sessions to prepare for the demands of the circuit and I feel in great shape. I can't wait to get out on track to prove my own pace and demonstrate the true potential of the car!"

- www.cliviopiccione.com

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Clivio Piccione