The DAMS Team won this morning’s Asian Series GP2 Championship race on the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Japanese Kamui Kobayashi starting from third on the grid went straight into the lead, which he held for the 22 laps of the race. The 10 points he scored puts him into 7th place in the drivers’ standings.

Jérôme d’Ambrosio was unable to start because of a mechanical problem. A water hose fastener broke on his warm up lap and he had no choice but to retire. Thanks to the 6 points he scored yesterday he is in 10th place overall in the drivers’ championship.

DAMS, which broke its duck by scoring 16 points in this weekend’s round of the Asian GP2 Series, is now in 6th place in the teams’ classification. The next event is in 2 weeks’ time in Bahrain.

Eric Boullier, team manager: “We’re delighted for the team and for Kamui as winning a race is always very satisfying. He made a blinding start and drove superbly, opening up a comfortable lead and then controlling the race. We’re obviously unhappy for Jérôme who was unable to start. For sure, he would have been fighting for a place on the podium. We can’t wait to go to Bahrain for the next race where we should again show our potential with our two drivers. Bravo to the whole team who’ve done a marvellous job this weekend.”

Kamui Kobayashi
3rd on the grid, victory

“I’m very happy with my first victory in the Asian GP2 Series. I made a great start and I managed to get to the front in the first corner. Then, I pushed to pull out a small lead over the cars behind me. After that I lifted off slightly to nurse my tyres. We’ve done a great job in Malaysia and scored a bagful of points. Our season’s really begun this weekend.”