This weekend as part of Bahrain GP, Barwa Addax Team get back into action in the GP2 Series with Johnny Cecotto and Dani Clos the two named drivers for this event.
Johnny Cecotto drove for the Spanish team in the first race of the season in Malaysia, but with the inclusion of Dani Clos it means that for the first time since the team was taken over by the present owners in 2007 there will be a Spanish driver in the team ranks. Dani, already has great experience at this level in a class where he has competed since the 2009 season and during which time has achieved excellent results. He has even been in the shake up for the driver’s title. He drove in pre-season tests with Barwa Addax Team at the Jerez circuit. Both driver and team were more than satisfied with the work carried out last October and have a mutual understanding of how to work well together.
After what was a rather unfortunate start to the season in Sepang, Barwa Addax Team as well as both drivers, Cecotto and Clos, are hoping to have a much better showing this weekend and thereby get valuable points to put themselves back into the team and driver’s championships and continue the great performances over the last few seasons.
Johnny Cecotto, official Barwa Addax Team driver: “We worked very hard in this off time between the race in Malaysia and Bahrain because we found a few places where we can find a little bit of time and I'm sure that with a little more luck this weekend we can bring home some podium finishes and a lot of points, which is the main goal for Bahrain”.
Dani Clos, official Barwa Addax team driver: "I want to thank to Barwa Addax Team the chance they have given to me, racing for them this weekend, getting back to GP2 and doing so with Barwa Addax is specially exciting for me. It is a privilege for me joining the team for this time, it is quite easy and very nice working for them. I will do my best for sure and I hope to get great results for all the team. I am looking forward to push hard this weekend and am very glad because I feel well supported not only by Barwa Addax team but also by HRT F1, two Spanish teams, so this is simply fantastic. I wish again to thank to them all the trust they have put in me for racing in Bahrain."