GP2 Asia turns up the heat

for the Malaysian round

The  race  for  the  2009  GP2  Asia  titles  resumes  this  weekend  at  the  Sepang  International Circuit in Malaysia The 2009 GP2 Asia Series flew to the heat and humidity of Malaysia this week for the fifth Round of  the  Championship. 

The  twenty-six  drivers  will  fight  for  the  win  in  front  of  the  Formula  One paddock at the Sepang International Circuit this Saturday and Sunday. With a total of 26 points scored in Qatar during the fourth round of the season – the highest result so  far  for  a  team  in  the  course  of  a  race  weekend  –  Barwa  International  Campos  Team’s performance truly lit up the night-race event last February.

The Spanish squad proved that they are back in top form, with the youngest driver in the field and rookie Sergio Perez staking his claim as a serious title contender. Barwa now stands second in the Teams’ championship, clearly aiming for the title. But the battle continues this weekend in Malaysia, where the GP2 Asia paddock supports Formula One for the second time this season.

After a disappointing fourth round in Doha for Championship leaders  Kamui  Kobayashi  and  Dams,  the  French  squad  however  remains  firmly  in  control  of  the championship  table,  while  their  Japanese  driver  remains  ten  points  clear  away  of  nearest  rival Durango’s Davide Valsecchi. Currently third in the drivers’ standings, Nico Hülkenberg is replaced by  Pastor  Maldonado  at  ART  Grand  Prix  for  the  remainder  of  the  season. 

 The  Venezuelan’s experience and speed will definitely add to the action. With only two rounds left in the 2009 GP2 Asia season, both titles are still wide open in true GP2 style! Schedule* Friday 3rd April 11.55 – 12.25 Practice 16.00 – 16.30 Qualifying Saturday 4th April 12.00 Race Start Sunday 5th April 13.30 Race Start *Local time


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