Will Bratt, who won the 2009 Party Poker Racing Euroseries 3000 Championship and with it the Italian F3000 crown, is looking for a breakthrough GP2 Asia result when the series finishes alongside the opening round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Bratt, who joined the grid just prior to the opening rounds of the current GP2 Asia series, is eagerly anticipating the season finale at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain.
The 21 year old Banbury based driver will be looking to score his first GP2 Asia points in the season finale, on a slightly different configuration to the one that held the most recent GP2 Asia rounds, alongside the Australian V8 Supercars last weekend.
Bratt, who is piloting a Party Poker Racing.com backed Scuderia Coloni car in the Series, was close to securing his maiden top 10 finish, but missed out after contact from another driver in the field. However, Bratt still showed an assured account of what he can do in GP2. He has also delivered strong performances in his previous races.
Bratt will be looking to hit the ground running when the teams take to the track in front of the F1 teams, and explains what his aims for the weekend are: “Next weekend is going to be a real highlight event for me and I'm very hopeful we'll be able to finish the GP2 Asia Series on a high, It'll be fantastic to race in front of the F1 teams again and I think we showed during the previous two rounds we've been getting progressively more competitive with each event.”
“We were very unfortunate to be taken out of the second race in Bahrain last weekend, I'd been able to look after my tyres well and we were in a strong position to push for a top 10 finish at the very least. That's my target for next weekend's season finale; we'll certainly be trying hard.”
The season finale for the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series takes place over the 13th and 14th March, in support of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, at the Bahrain International Circuit. Both of the GP2 Asia races will be shown live on British Eurosport 2.