Sergio CanamasasAn amazing display by Sergio Canamasas today at the second GP2 race of the weekend held at Monza (Italy). The Spaniard was close to finishing in a points scoring position and set the third fastest lap of the race in finishing 12th.

At the start, Sergio gained three positions from his 14th place on the grid, getting to 9th position before the halfway point in the race, just one place behind the last position that scores points
and with only a three second difference to the leading pack. At that point Canamasas began to be the fastest driver on track, setting the fastest lap of the race twice on almost consecutive
laps and getting right behind the 8th placed car. Over the last 4 laps Sergio pressed the Colombian Julián Leal hard until he passed him with two laps to go after a great move on the inside of the second chicane. However the Colombian cut the chicane to stay ahead, and did not give the position back to Canamasas as is mandatory in such cases.

Sadly, a few meters ahead, when the Catalonian-born GP Lazarus driver was fighting back, he went too wide at the Parabolica, losing two positions on the final lap.

In two weeks’ time, Sergio Canamasas will drive his final race of the season on the street track in Singapore.

Sergio Canamasas: “I’m very happy as, other than the championship leader, Valsecchi, I was the fastest driver on the track, which shows the great improvement we’ve made throughout the three days of racing. Today I deserved to finish in the points but Leal clearly cut the chicane and didn’t give the position I had already taken back to me. If things had gone as they should have I’d have finished eight without problem. Just at the end of that lap, while trying to pass him again before the Parabolica I went a bit wide leaving the door open and was passed by two rivals. Anyway it was the same finishing ninth or eleventh as only the top 8 score points so I had to take the risk. This race has given my moral a boost and I’m sure that at Singapore I’ll score my first good result in the GP2. I’m getting higher at each race and everybody within the paddock is starting of taking note of my progress.”