DALY HEADS TO BAHRAIN FOR GP2 SERIES OPENER
April 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Formula One support series, GP2, will open its season this weekend at the Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain, and American Conor Daly will be on the grid. Daly will join Frenchman, Nathanaël Berthon in the Italian based, Lazarus GP team. After six days of preseason testing in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in March, Daly feels well prepared for the season opener.
“This is one serious roller coaster life for me right now with a lot of air miles across multiple continents, but I am stoked to jump back in the GP2 car. We were consistently fast in the Bahrain testing in March and if we keep working hard, together we can have some serious results this weekend,” said Daly.
GP2 will have two Americans in the field with Alexander Rossi also competing for the EQ8 Caterham Team.
Since its inception in 2005 the GP2 Series has firmly established itself on the world stage as one of the premier one-make racing championships in the world. Ten out of twenty-fours drivers of the current Formula One grid got their chance to race at the pinnacle of motorsport after proving their worth in the GP2 Series. GP2 runs a 612 HP Mecachrome V8 naturally aspirated engine matched to a six speed paddle shift gearbox.
There will be live timing available on the GP2 website; GP2 – Live Timing in addition to updates on Twitter from GP2 Series – @GP3_Official.
Schedule for Live Timing from Sakhir International Circuit
Friday, April 4th – Practice – 5:00AM EDT
Saturday, April 5th – Qualifying – 1:00PM EDT
Saturday, April 5th – Race 1 – 6:10AM EDT
Sunday, April 6th – Race 2 – 7:15AM EDT
In 2013, Daly competed in the GP3 Championship where he finished 3rd. He also drove for AJ Foyt Racing as a rookie in the Indianapolis 500 finishing 22nd.
Daly, is sponsored by: Callcap, Merchant Services LTD, and Tom Lange Company with additional support from; Alpinestars, and St. Vincent Sports Performance.