GP2 Asia Series ROUND 2 // BAHRAIN has been canceled.
‘Following the current events in Bahrain, at the request of the Bahrain Motorsport Federation, it has been decided that the remainder of the meeting which was supposed to take place this week at Bahrain International Circuit is cancelled due to force majeure.’
No Rest for The wicked:
Back To The Track This week.
Following an eventful opener in Abu Dhabi last weekend,
the 2011 GP2 Asia Series resumes this week for Round 2
at Bahrain International Circuit on the 5.412 km layout.
The teams packed up quickly after the second race at
Yas Marina Circuit to be ready for more action in Sakhir,
with the practice session starting this Thursday at 11am.
Lotus ART’s Jules Bianchi arrives as the Series’ leader
two points ahead of fellow countryman Dams’ Romain
Grosjean. The two French drivers provided a good show
at Yas Marina Circuit, Grosjean snatching pole position
and Bianchi beating him at the lights in Race 1. Reigning
GP2 Asia Series Champion Davide Valsecchi remains
a strong contender to this season’s crown: scoring a
podium finish for his new team Team AirAsia, the Italian
showed good pace and consistency from the word
go. The Sprint race saw GP3 Series graduate Stefano
Coletti taking a superb lights to flag first GP2 win ahead
of Josef Kral and Marcus Ericsson.
In the teams’ standings, Lotus ART leads iSport
International and Dams. The British squad and reigning
Champions iSport could have been leading the Series
after Abu Dhabi Sprint Race had Sam Bird kept his
podium finish, but in the final laps, he unfortunately lost
control of his car and had to retire before the chequered
flag. However, his pace and experience puts him on
the men-to-beat list this week in Bahrain, along with
teammate Marcus Ericsson, Coletti and Kral at Arden.