Palou dogged by tire degradation in Barcelona

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Extremely challenging race for Campos Racing on its debut in the GP3 Series in Barcelona, with three cars for Alex Palou, Zaid Ashkanani and Samin Gómez. Palou spearheaded Campos Racing charge by setting fourth place yesterday in qualifying. Zaid and Gómez started from 11th and 12th row on the grid respectively.

This afternoon the season kicked off with the first Catalan race and Palou, racing in front of his home crowd, could not make a good start, due to his inexperience with GP3 hand clutch. He lost several places and the Spaniard, always quick at the wheel of every car, pushed hard to move through the field. Unfortunately, this year´s softer compound, experienced heavy wear and came 12th behind his teammate Ashkanani, brilliant on his debut in the series. Venezuela´s Samin was 20th.

Race two will take place tomorrow at 9.25.

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