GP2 Trident in Barcelona Race 2

Ricardo Teixeira, 20thDavide Rigon, 21st   At the end of an quite disappointing weekend, Trident Racing took both cars to Race 2's checkered flag at Barcelona, in the first event of the 2009 GP2 Main Series. Despite some bad luck at the start, Ricardo Teixeira paced his car to finish in 20th, adding more steps to his learning program. The driver from Angola is keeping climbing his learning curve, and lap-times definitely proved him right despite his lack of experience in top-level Formula racing. Davide Rigon saw his race end one lap too early due to a contact, ending up behind Teixeira on the charts. Trident Racing is ready and eager to focus on the next event, the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, which set the stage for a tremendous 1-2 finish last season.Ricardo Texeira: “Exactly like happened yesterday, I found a stalled car when I took off from the grid. I managed to avoid it, but I was forced to brake and lost positions. We had some good feedback during the race though, and I faced some more troubles at the end, to avoid the car of Davide, who had a contact out in front. My feeling with the car and with the whole environment is improving, and that will provide further motivation in learning a new track. It'll be tough, but incredibly fascinating”.Davide Rigon: “It hasn't been a good race for us. The pace was far from the one I was expecting. I was losing a lot of time in the first sector, and we're investigating the reasons of the problem. The day ended up just as badly, since I tangled with Giacomo Ricci, who was following me. I though he was far behind, and when I saw him beside me it was too late. It's a pity, I just hope to concentrate my energy for the next round at Monte Carlo”.

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