Ocean Racing Technology se bat pour la pole position

06.06.2009: Ocean Racing Technology a confirmé le potentiel entrevu lors des deux premiers rendez-vous des GP2 Main Series, et notamment lors de du week-end de Monaco où l'un de ses pilotes avait caracolé en tête de la course

Chandhok et Parente sont aux avant-postes à Istanbul

Ocean Racing Technology a confirmé le potentiel entrevu lors des deux premiers rendez-vous des GP2 Main Series, et notamment lors de du week-end de Monaco où l'un de ses pilotes avait caracolé en tête de la course avant d'être subitement interrompu par un problème mécanique. Après avoir dominé les essais libres d'Istanbul, Álvaro Parente et Karun Chandhok se sont classés dans le Top 8 des qualifications à l'issue d'une séance où ils se sont constamment battus pour le gain de la pole position. Les ultimes minutes de la séance où les drapeaux jaunes étaient de sortie ont été fatales aux espoirs des deux pilotes d'Ocean Racing Technology qui ont été les seuls de la première moitié du plateau à ne pas avoir pu exploiter leurs seconds trains de pneumatiques.
 
Karun Chandhok s'élancera de la 3ème ligne de a grille de départ tandis qu'Álvaro Parente prendra le départ de la première course depuis la 7ème place. Il s'agit des meilleures qualifications de l'équipe portugaise jusqu'à présent, mais Karun et Álvaro estiment qu'ils pouvaient espérer encore mieux.

"Nous aurions pu facilement être dans le trio de tête car tant ce matin qu'en qualifications nous avons toujours été parmi les premiers"souligne Chandhok qui était potentiellement sur la première ligne de la grille après son premier tour lancé, "Mais par la suite les drapeaux jaunes ne nous ont pas permis de profiter de notre second jeu de pneus. Je pense néanmoins que nos réglages seront bons pour la course et s'élancer depuis la troisième ligne de la grille de départ ouvre donc des perspectives. L'équipe a beaucoup amélioré l'auto depuis nos débuts à Barcelone. L'avant est bien plus directeur et d'autres petits détails font la différence. Nous ferons tout pour obtenir un bon résultat."
 
Meilleur performeur des essais libres, Álvaro Parente pointait à la troisième place des qualifications avec son premier train de pneus mais a subi les conséquences des drapeaux jaunes qui l'ont empêché d'améliorer son temps dans la seconde partie de la séance. "J'étais en train de faire un tour rapide dans les dernières minutes de la séance mais dans le dernier secteur j'ai été ralenti par Pastor Maldonado car il était extrêmement lent.

 Puis les drapeaux jaunes ont été brandis et ça a nui à ma performance comme à celle de plusieurs autres pilotes. La quatrième ligne de la grille de départ est néanmoins une bonne base et la course devrait être ouverte. La voiture était efficace dès le début des essais libres et nous montrons que nous sommes de plus en plus compétitifs."
 
Avec Chandhok et Parente respectivement à 35 et 61 centièmes de la pole position, Ocean Racing Technology abordera la première course turque avec l'ambition de se battre aux avant-postes.


 
- Rute Vieira-

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