Istanbul: iSport race 2 report

Car 9: Oliver Turvey (GBR) -- P18 Car 10: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) -- P4 Valsecchi takes more points, difficult weekend for Turvey.... iSport and Davide Valsecchi have been back on form this weekend in Istanbul, but lady luck has not been on the...

Car 9: Oliver Turvey (GBR) -- P18
Car 10: Davide Valsecchi (ITA) -- P4

Valsecchi takes more points, difficult weekend for Turvey....

iSport and Davide Valsecchi have been back on form this weekend in Istanbul, but lady luck has not been on the side of British rookie Oliver Turvey.

After a second place in Race 1, iSport racer Davide Valsecchi meant business in Race 2 and quickly jumped from seventh to fifth on the first lap, dispatching the unsuspecting Michael Herck in the process. With a retirement ahead from Christian Vietoris, Valsecchi was up to fourth when he came under some sustained pressure from behind. Showing his experience Valsecchi kept his cool and almost snatched the third podium spot from Giedo van der Garde in the later stages of race. With another three points, Valsecchi has collected a much needed thirteen points from Istanbul Park. Oliver Turvey suffered some more hardship in Race 2 as he stalled on the grid. After eventually getting started, Turvey was then awarded another penalty for speeding in the pit lane, demoting him to the back of the field. The results may have eluded the young British driver, but Turvey can take some consolation from his pace this weekend which has been very impressive.

Davide Valsecchi
"It was another good race for me today. I wanted to score some more good points which I did. I ran out of time to catch third but I am really happy with fourth and more points. We were quick all weekend which is a really good feeling. I came under some pressure from Herck but it always felt ok and I was not too worried, then I caught Van Der Garde at the end but I could not pass him before the end of the race. Now we will look to the next race and try to be just as quick in Valencia as well. It's a good feeling to be at the front fighting".

Oliver Turvey
"It's been a tough weekend. After qualifying so well I had high hopes of a good result but after the penalties in Race 1 and starting so far back it was always going to be difficult today. Unfortunately I stalled at the start and then also got handed another penalty which put any chance of a good result out of the window. It just wasn't my weekend this time around and sometimes that's how it goes. We can be encouraged as the car was really quick here and we definitely had the pace to be at the front so I will put this race weekend down to experience and look ahead to Valencia where hopefully we can get back to some good results.

-source: isport

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Michael Herck , Christian Vietoris , Davide Valsecchi , Oliver Turvey