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The Return of GP2 Asia

February 5, 2010

A short one here – the 2009/10 GP2 Asia series following a three month break between Rounds 1 and 2.
Davide Valsecchi leads the series after the first two races in Abu Dhabi near the end of 2009 with a 10 point lead ahead of German youngster Christian Vietoris.
To be honest, it is questionable exactly how worthy this series is in its current form. Consisting of just four rounds at two race circuits, it does not exactly present a school of diversity and questions have been raised about the strength of quality in the field.
Indeed, while there may be a small number of stand-out drivers that will make it to the main series, the GP2 Asia grid appears to be made up of some rather below par talent – although that could be overly harsh on my part. 

Anyway, they are back in Abu Dhabi (again) this weekend, before the series splits to Bahrain for races on February 26/27 and March 13/14. Charles Pic is on pole for tomorrow’s Feature Race, while Valsecchi starts 3rd and Vietoris is in 10th position. iSport International driver, Oliver Turvey splits Pic and Valsecchi with a time that puts him in 2nd.
You can tune into Eurosport to pick up footage (although I’m sure it will be streamed somewhere on the net), but seeing as how the race is at the Yas Marina circuit, you may need to prepare one self for a rather processional race indeed.

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