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Positive Outcome for Trident Racing

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2015 GP3 Series Round 7. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia Sunday 11 October 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service. ref: Digital Image _SBL3712

Trident Racing can leave the Sochi Autodrom with positive thoughts, as things turn to Bahrain in just over a month’s time.

GP3 Series leader Luca Ghiotto, managed to pull off an unexpected and dominant victory in the Feature Race; in which he showcased flawless skill to eke out an advantage out at the front and constantly remain one of the quickest on track, only just missing out on the bonus points for fastest lap. This meant that the Italian extended his lead over Esteban Ocon in the championship to 15 points.

However, the Sprint Race was not so plain sailing for Ghiotto. Having made a decent start from eighth place he soon found himself up into sixth, with Ocon sitting in fourth and Emil Bernstorff between the pair. As Ghiotto attempted to make a pass on Bernstorff he was edged out over the kerb and found himself out of the points scoring positions.

Ghiotto ultimately managed to salvage one point with a last gasp move on Alex Palou; however, Ocon had fought his way into second place therefore meaning he was awarded 12 points plus a bonus two for recording the fastest lap – this meaning the gap between Ghiotto and Ocon in the championship is now just two points.

Artur Janosz, had a strong showing in Sochi by scoring points in both races and actually recorded his best result in the series to date in the Sprint Race.

Coming off of the back of a strong qualifying to line up in 11th place, the Pole finished the Feature Race one place ahead in 10th but it was the Sprint Race in which he impressed the most. Starting from 10th he managed to fight his way up into fifth place, scoring himself six points and his career best finish.

Michele Beretta, despite not having any previous experience in a GP3 car or at the Sochi Autodrom gained himself some valuable experience: with a 13th place finish in the Sprint Race, from P18 on the grid.

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