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Extra practice outing for Clos

Dani Clos to appear in Friday practice with HRT in Korea
Dani Clos will run in Friday practice for the sixth time this season after HRT confirmed the Spaniard will get back behind the wheel of the F112 this weekend in Korea.

Clos will replace Narain Karthikeyan for first practice in Yeongam before the Indian racer than reclaims his place in the car for the remainder of the weekend.

"Driving the F112 is always a great satisfaction and I feel very lucky and thankful to the team for this new opportunity they have given to me to drive in the first free practice session in Korea,” he said. “Like always, I'm going to give my 100 per cent and my main objective is to work for the team to complete the established programme in the best way possible.

“To be able to contribute, even in a modest way, makes me very proud and, personally, it's an experience that is helping me to grow as a driver. And even more so having someone like Pedro next to me.”

None of the three HRT drivers have sampled the Korean circuit in the past and, fresh from a strong showing in Japan last weekend, Pedro de la Rosa said he was hopeful of another solid performance from the team despite the fact it has a lot of work still to do.

"I know very little of Korea because I've never run there, all I know of the circuit is from my work on the simulator,” he said. “As it's a track that's barely used the surface is very slippery. So we've got no time to lose and will have to do as many laps as possible to get to know the track. It should be a circuit that's better suited to us than Suzuka. Also, after having seen that in Japan the new floor is an evident step forward, I'm really looking forward to it. But there's no doubt that we have a lot of work ahead.”




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