Trident Racing ended its weekend at Valencia by coming close to a points finish with Davide Rigon, who ended up in 7th on Race 2 at the city's Street Circuit. The driver based in Vicenza showed good speed and aggression, climbing up several spots...
Trident Racing ended its weekend at Valencia by coming close to a points finish with Davide Rigon, who ended up in 7th on Race 2 at the city's Street Circuit. The driver based in Vicenza showed good speed and aggression, climbing up several spots and highlighting his car's great performance level. Despite the race was marred by many incidents, and three safety-car periods, both the team's Dallaras made it to the finish as Ricardo Teixeira improved up to the 14th spot after starting from the 12th row. There won't be many days of rest for Trident Racing, as the whole team is now headed towards Spa-Francorchamps for the 8th round of the 2009 season. Good laptimes will be expected from the very beginning: this time, Rigon and Teixeira won't have to learn a completely unknown circuit.
"It's been a good race. The car's handling kept improving, and it was even better than in Race 1. At the start, I had to avoid a stalled car, and then I feared to be involved in the first-lap melee. Luckily enough, I cleared T1, and started looking for the ideal braking balance, which I successfully found. "The only problem came from a fading engine, which prevented me from attacking the cars I had in front. While exiting from the corners I kept losing ground, an it was impossible to get a shot at my rivals' slipstream. "I wish I could have climbed up one spot more. A points finish would have been a good reward for all the gread job done by the team."
"The start has been an high-risk one! A car turned just after takeoff, and several drivers tangled at the first corner. I had to brake really hard to avoid the backup, and obviously tires didn't like it. "The car's handling was good, but the Safety-Car periods made things more complicated, as I had to work hard to keep tires warm. "We're now heading to Spa, a race I've been expecting because I already raced there in Formula 3. I hope for a troublefree weekend, with maybe the addition of the good luck we missed so far."