Istanbul: Trident Racing race two report

Ricardo Teixeira, 18th Davide Rigon, 8th Trident Racing brought both cars to the finish also in the second race of the Turkish GP2 Main Series weekend at Istanbul Park. Davide Rigon came once again close to a points spot, as he confirmed his ...

Ricardo Teixeira, 18th
Davide Rigon, 8th

Trident Racing brought both cars to the finish also in the second race of the Turkish GP2 Main Series weekend at Istanbul Park. Davide Rigon came once again close to a points spot, as he confirmed his progress with a positive 8th place. Ricardo Teixeira showed real progress too, as he ended up in 18th without big mistakes or technical issues. As the Turkey round got completed without an hitch, Trident Racing is really looking forward to the next round of the 2009 season, at Silverstone, in a two-week time.

Ricardo Texeira. "After the good race I had yesterday, I wasn't able to get the same feeling with the racecar. The start was fine though, I climbed up a little bit and I even came close to Alvaro Parente, who was sitting in 12th. Then I made a small error at turn 8 and lost 3 spots, but aside that I struggled with the car in the first half of the race. When tires started to wear off, the balance began to improve, as my laptimes did. I'm waiting with impatience the next round at Silverstone. I raced there in Formula 3, though it was the shorter configuration. I'll still have to learn some corners, but it'll all be more familiar"

Davide Rigon. "I made a quite good start, even though I had to brake hard at the first corner due to a contact between Filippi, Valsecchi and Zuber. I lost a spot to Clos, and despite my effort to get back in his slipstream, I couldn't find the right conditions to attack him. It's been a pretty regular race, with several less incidents than happened yesterday. I'm looking forward to the Silverstone race with a lot of confidence. I know the track well, despite having not raced there on an open-wheel car yet. I entered the 2008 FIA GT race there, running under the rain, but I'll still count on a bigger experience margin than here at Istanbul."

-credit: tr

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Davide Rigon , Ricardo Teixeira , Alvaro Parente
Teams Trident