Jolyon hopes for Bahrain GP2 cheer

GP driver Jolyon Palmer insists he is ignoring the political unrest in Bahrain to focus on events on the track
GP driver Jolyon Palmer insists he is ignoring the political unrest in Bahrain to focus on events on the track

WHILE the storm rages over Formula 1’s presence in Barhain this weekend, Southwater-based racer Joylon Palmer is hoping to go under the radar on the same track in the GP2 series.

Jolyon, who suffered an ultimately diasppointing weekend in Malaysia last time out after qualifying seventh, is hoping to take his practice and qualifying pace into the race.

Racing alongside the Formula 1 World Championship, the weekend’s event had been the cause of much speculation due to the political unrest in the country but Palmer, who drives for British team iSport International, is remaining focused on the task ahead. “I’m looking forward to racing in Bahrain,” the 21-year-old said. “After a lot of speculation on whether the race will be on or not, we are here and now we must focus on dong the best job possible.

“From the simulator the track looks nice and flowing and I’m hoping for some strong results and continuing on from the pace we showed in Malaysia.”