Catalunya: iSport qualifying report

Diego Nunes (BRA) -- 7th Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- 18th Good start for Nunes, disappointment for van der Garde.... It is Round 1 of the 2009 GP2 Series at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend and iSport are back in action with new drivers...

Diego Nunes (BRA) -- 7th
Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- 18th

Good start for Nunes, disappointment for van der Garde....

It is Round 1 of the 2009 GP2 Series at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend and iSport are back in action with new drivers Diego Nunes and GP2 Asia driver Giedo van der Garde.

The first Qualifying session of the season took place this afternoon and on the back of his good form in GP2 Asia, Diego Nunes will start from P7 for tomorrow's feature race. iSport driver Giedo van der Garde had less luck as he was knocked by DPR driver Giacomo Ricci on his first flying lap. This unfortunately bent the steering on van der Garde's iSport car leaving him in P18 and unable to complete a clean run on his second set of tyres.

Diego Nunes

"We are going to start tomorrow in P7. The car was very good actually we just found the set up for qualifying was a little too much for the rear and I think we lost most of the lap in the last sector, maybe one or two tenths which would have put us in P3. Buts it's ok as we know we have a good car for the race and the race will be difficult but possible to be in the top 3 again".

Giedo van der Garde

"Obviously I am very disappointed. I was on a good lap and Ricci turned in on me causing me to spin. It bent the steering I think but there was no time to fix it in qualifying so I went out on a new set of tyres and did the best I could with the steering problems. We should have a good set up for the race so we'll aim for a points finish as the tyres are going to be very difficult in the long race so I think I can make up some places"

-credit: isport

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Giacomo Ricci , Diego Nunes