Meritus ready to move to Main Series
15 March 2010 – The Meritus team has announced that it is ready to step up to the GP2 Main Series after winning its first Asia race in Bahrain on Saturday. With Luca Filippi having crossed the line first, the Malaysian outfit is now making plans to join the European version of the championship.
After qualifying on pole position, it was a lights-to-flag victory for Italian Filippi, who held on to a constant challenge from Champion Davide Valsecchi.
"This has given us more encouragement for our long-term plans, one of which is to move to the main GP2 championship in Europe next year."
"I'm almost lost for words," said team founder and President Peter Thompson after Meritus became the first Asia-based team to win a GP2 round. "I knew we were very close to winning our first race and I'm delighted to have done it at the Bahrain Grand Prix, in front of so many former Formula 1 Champions - we must now build on this result."