After starting from the front row, following to yesterday's finish position, Davide Rigon, completed a totally flawless race. He kept Jerome D'Ambrosio behind in the first 21 laps, only surrendering during the penultimate lap. Ricardo Teixeira had a less lucky day, as he was forced to retire by the overheating in the initial stages. Trident Racing will now fully concentrate on the start of the 2009 GP2Main Series Season, set to start in a two-week time on the Spanish Barcelona racetrack. Drivers Teixeira and Rigon will stay on board in the top series too.
Davide Rigon - 3rd place
“I'm really satisfied with today's result. It's a great way to carry momentum into the Main Series' start, coming in just a few days. It's also a true confidence boost for me as well as for the whole team. I had a really good start, but it wasn't quite easy to keep D'Ambrosio behind for so many laps. In the first sector I was fastest, but then he kept catching me in the second half of the lap and I knew that any little mistake could have cost me the position. In the final laps the car's performance started to fade, but making it to the podium in front of the whole crowd and all the F1 insiders has been great. I'm at my third GP2 race, and I believe the car has improved a lot. For the first time, I'll race on a known track at Barcelona. That will definitely help.”
Ricardo Teixeira - DNF
“At the start, two cars I had in front didn't take off, forcing me to slow down and lose positions. Also at the first corner I found a stuck car on the track and couldn't avoid it, damaging the front wing. My day didn't last much longer though, as after having stabilized on a decent pace the water temperature started to rise, eventually leading me to retirement. Nonetheless, I'm still positive about how my learning program is going. I'm heading towards Barcelona, where I entered the collective GP2 tests, with a lot more reference points...”