with the same drivers
Ocean Racing Technology heads to Bahrain this weekend for the third meeting of the GP2 Asia Series, the second event for the Portuguese team. After an excellent start in Dubai, the team managed by Tiago Monteiro and Jose Guedes, have put their confidence in the same driver duo of Yelmer Buurman and Fabrizio Crestani.The two men will be behind the wheel of the teams two singleseaters once again, both keen to repeat the kind of performances displayed in Dubai a month ago during the team's debut appearance in the GP2 Asia Series.Tiago Monteiro has confidence in Ocean Racing Technology's progress: "This meeting will be like another first for us. There was excessive flooding in Dubai and we could only contest the one race and therefore only complete half of the work we planned. But our great qualifying, Buurman's performance in the first ten laps as well as Crestani's stunning debut, has given us confidence in our potential. I'm glad we can count on the same driver line-up in Bahrain. It's true, we want to test several drivers in the Asia Series but as we couldn't finish the job initially planned in Dubai and it only makes sense to continue on with the same drivers at the moment."
The Portuguese team continues its preparation for the GP2 Main Series and will use the Asian Series as crucial training for the rest of the year. Tiago Monteiro and Jose Guedes underlined the good balance and competitiveness of the GP2 series and the fact that every team has already won at least one race. GP2 is the best access to Formula One and benefits from worldwide visibility and coverage. Therefore it is a very important championship for young emerging talents such as Buurman and Crestani.
Qualifying will be held on Thursday January 22. The first race (180km) will start at 12h00 and the second (120km) at the same time on Saturday. Both races will be broadcasted by Eurosport 2.