GP2 The battle is on

The 2008 GP2 Asia Championship winds up today and tomorrow in Dubai with six drivers still fighting for the podium. And it already started this morning during free practice, topped by Grosjean in a 1:42.055

This morning’s Free Practice session saw nine drivers at the front all running for different teams…

Behind the 2008 GP2 Asia Series Winner, Luca Filippi from Qi-Meritus Mahara signed a good time in a 1:42.069, closely followed by Kamui Kobayashi on Dams, Karun Chandhok on iSport International and Vitaly Petrov at the wheel of his Barwa International Campos Team.

The Japanese and the Russian both need a strong performance at the Dubai Autodrome should they want to claim the 2nd place in the Championship.

Not too far away from them, Adrian Valles – who can also finish in the Top 3 on Sunday – signed the 6 th fastest time in his FMS car, in front of Jason Tahinci, earning his best performance of the season so far at the wheel of his BCN Competicion car. Next are Durango’s Davide Valsecchi, Trust Team Arden’s Sébastien Buemi and Hiroki Yoshimoto, Filippi’s teammate. The Swiss driver currently stands 3 rd in the drivers’ championship. His closest rivals, Fairuz Fauzy and Bruno Senna,both failed to enter the Top 10 this morning.

Dubai – Free Practice  -  Driver Team Time Laps

1. Romain Grosjean ART Grand Prix 1:42.055 132. Luca Filippi Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:42.069 153. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1:42.267 144. Karun Chandhok iSport International 1:42.297 125. Vitaly Petrov Barwa International Campos Team 1:42.318 156. Adrian Valles Fisichella Motor Sport International1:42.632 147. Jason Tahinci BCN Competicion 1:42.650 168. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1:42.755 159. Sébastien Buemi Trust Team Arden 1:42.833 1510. Hiroki Yoshimoto Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:42.886 1511. Jérôme d’Ambrosio Dams 1:42.926 1412. Bruno Senna iSport International 1:42.962 1413. Marco Bonanomi Piquet Sports 1:42.962 1614. Ho-Pin Tung Trident Racing 1:42.982 1515. Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova Racing 1:43.270 1516. Christian Bakkerud Super Nova Racing 1:43.318 1617. Milos Pavlovic BCN Competicion 1:43.339 1418. Yelmer Buurman Trust Team Arden 1:43.662 1519. Harald Schleghelmilch Trident Racing 1:43.695 1520 Alberto Valerio Durango 1:43.839 1021. Marcello Puglisi Piquet Sports 1:43.885 1622. Diego Nunes DPR 1:43.941 1123. Ben Hanley Barwa International Campos Team 1:44.120 1424. Aarman Ebrahim DPR 1:44.618 1425 Stephen Jelley ART Grand Prix 1:44.668 1626. Roldan Rodriguez** Fisichella Motor Sport

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