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05.04.2009: Malaysia Race 2 Race 2 of the fifth round of the 2008 – 2009 GP2 Asia Series took place today at Sepang International Circuit. The race was scheduled to start at 1330hrs, but due to heavy rain the race was delayed by 30 minutes.

Malaysia Race 2

Race 2 of the fifth round of the 2008 – 2009 GP2 Asia Series took place today at Sepang International Circuit. The race was scheduled to start at 1330hrs, but due to heavy rain the race was delayed by 30 minutes.

Once the rain eased, the race finally began under the safety car, which was out for the first 3 laps of the race. Starting from 19th on the grid, Spanish driver Javier Villa found it difficult to see for the first couple of laps. He drove a lonely race to finish 18th.

After a brilliant podium finish yesterday for Super Nova James Jakes, was unfortunately forced to retire after Colliding with Kobayashi at turn 2 of the first racing lap.

Javier Villa “It was a difficult race. It rained lots on the grid and starting 19th it was very difficult for the first lap because you cant see anything. So I tried to take the maximum information for the next time that this happens. At the beginning of the weekend I thought we were doing a very good job, all the time we are quicker and I hope that for Bahrain we will do a very good job.”

James Jakes “A disappointing way to end the weekend after testing and race 1. We were very quick all weekend and hopefully we can carry on this form into Bahrain. Thanks to all the team, they did a great job. I look forward to the final race in 3 weeks time.”

Team Principal David Sears “A very disappointing end to a weekend that started with so much promise. We are hoping for a dry weekend in Bahrain for the last race of the Asia Championship so we can capitalise a very impressive pace we have shown here all weekend.”

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05.04.2009 / MaP

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