GP2 Asia Series title fight ..

wraps up in Bahrain

This   weekend,   the   08-09   GP2   Asia   Championship   comes   to   an   end   at   the   Bahrain International Circuit and a new Champion will be crowned After  a  drama-filled  weekend  at  the  rain  soaked  Sepang  International  Circuit  three  weeks  ago everything  was  left  up  in  the  air,  but  it  all  comes  down  to  this:  both  titles  will  be  decided  this weekend in Bahrain.

Dams  and  Kamui  Kobayashi  look  as  strong  as  ever,  especially  after  a  pole position and another podium were pocketed in Malaysia. The winner of the feature race in Bahrain last January during the third round of the Championship and then fastest man on track, the Japanese ace now seems to be cruising towards his first GP2 Asia crown, thirteen points ahead of Davide Valsecchi.

The Durango racer, however, worked hard to keep his title challenge afloat in Sepang, claiming five more points over the weekend. Starting from the reversed pole in the sprint race, Valsecchi could not stop a flying Vitaly Petrov and a daring Pastor Maldonado from overtaking him on a wet track, but  the  Italian  is  the  only  driver  in the championship who has scored points at every race.

Along with Vitaly Petrov - whose strong end of the season has put him third in the drivers’ standings, and Shanghai’s  poleman  and  race  winner  Roldan  Rodriguez,  Davide  Valsecchi  will  challenge  Kamui Kobayashi for the title.

Coming  into  the  final  round  Sergio  Perez  and  Jérôme  d’Ambrosio  are  also  within  reach  of  a  top three position in the championship, and all have proven to be fierce competitors: with so much at stake the stage is set for a thrilling finale to the second season of the GP2 Asia Series.

Schedule* Friday 24th April 11.55 – 12.25 Practice 16.00 – 16.30 Qualifying Saturday 25th April 15.50 Race Start Sunday 26th April 11.30 Race Start *Local time


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