GP2 Grosjean/Chandhok on front row again

Pole  n°3  for  the  ART  Grand  Prix  driver  yesterday  afternoon  in  Bahrain. 

Just  like  in  Malaysia, iSport International Karun Chandhok will also start from the front row tomorrow in Race 1.

Romain Grosjean was untouchable this Friday on the Bahraini track: not only did he set the pace yesterdaY  morning  during  Free  Practice,  but  he  snatched  his  third  pole  position  in  the  2008  GP2  Asia Series  in  a  1:42.661  in the  afternoon. 

Behind  him,  Karun  Chandhok  signed  the  second  fastest  lap time of the session. Tomorrow’s front row will hence be identical to the one in Sepang. However, let’s hope for the two men that history won’t repeat itself as it saw both drivers stall on the grid two weeks ago.

Chandhok’s team-mate, Bruno Senna completes the Top 3, closely followed by Adrian Valles and Kamui  Kobayashi  respectively  4th  and  5th  on  the  grid. 

Third  in  the  Drivers’  Championship,  Fairuz Fauzy  will  start  from  the  third  row  in  front  of  Jérôme  d’Ambrosio  on  the  other  Dams  car  and Sébastien Buemi.

Diego Nunes from DPR enters for the first time this season in the Top 10. He will start from the 5th row next to Piquet Sports’ Marco Bonanomi.

Romain Grosjean (ART Grand Prix): “I’m very happy. This is my third pole position, but this one tastes a little bit different: I didn’t know the track whereas Karun and Bruno did. Now, I will try and make a good start. Last time, in Malaysia, things went wrong, but I’m over it and tomorrow will be another day!”

Karun Chandhok (iSport International): “I hope this time around, we won’t have a problem at the start, like we did in Sepang. Hats off to Romain: he did a very good lap again. I’m pleased to be back on the front row. The car wasn’t perfect for qualifying. I hope we have some better ideas for the race. We should be out there: the win is definitely in my reach. We’ve given away so many free points and podiums this year it’s giving me the extra will to do a great performance tomorrow.”

Bruno Senna (iSport International): “We didn’t have the best set-up for qualifying and then I was a little bit unlucky with traffic on my second set of tyres. All in all, it wasn’t enough for pole position. It will  be  a  close  fight  tomorrow:  we’re  always  quite  competitive  in  terms  of  race  set-up,  so  I  have great hopes for tomorrow.” Race 1 will take place tomorrow at 15:50, local time.