2011 Rotax Grand Finals: Day 5 – heat races

24 November 2011

The first two qualifying heats took place today in each classes. As a reminder, drivers will race in three heat races and they score points in each. After the 3rd heat, top 28 in the standings point system will go directly to the final round on Saturday while the last 6 spots available will be determined by the Second chance race.

With 21 drivers in Team Canada, it is difficult to prepare a wrap up for each of them but we must underline that three Canadians won a heat race : Jesse Lazare in Junior Max and Nicholas Latifi and Pier-Luc Ouellette in DD2.

After the second heat races, most of the Canadian drivers are still in good position to qualify for the final round. For few of them, tomorrow will have to be a very good day to access the final round on Saturday.

Here a table of the results for every of your drivers:

Rotax Junior

Name (qual. pos)     Heat 1     Heat 2
Jesse Lazare (3)     1     13
Kioychi Tsutsui (5)     18     7
Olivier Bédard (13)     9     8
Artem Korolev (23)     7     17
Alex Guénette (41)     20     15
Parker Thompson (55)     33     23

Rotax Senior  

Name (qual. pos)     Heat 1     Heat 2
Marco DiLeo (12)     6     6
Chris Glover (22)     32     30
Luke Chudleigh (47)     11     17
Steven Szigeti (56)     12     13
Reid Arnold (62)     35     26


Name (qual. pos)     Heat 1     Heat 2
Scott Campbell (3)     2     4
Stuart Clark (17)     6     23
David Ivichek (38)     19     14


Name (qual. pos)     Heat 1     Heat 2
Pier-Luc Ouellette (1)     3     1
Nicholas Latifi (6)     1     5
Tyler McEwan (20)     10     17
Kyle Herder (23)     11     11
Darren White (25)     36     14
Daniel Burkett (28)     15     34
Christophe Boisclair (32)     9     9

Tomorrow morning, driver will race in their 3rd and last head. After lunch, we will have the four Second chance races, the last opportunity for drivers not directly qualified for the final round to get in.

Today’s video on Youtube is an interview with Max senior driver Steven Szigeti (english & french) and Junior drivers Jesse Lazare and Artem Korolev (english and russian).

We remind your that you can follow the action live on the internet. Broadcasters had some technical problem today with the internet and they had to move on Visit this website or the official page of the event for tomorrow action. If no one is working, visit SRA Karting Facebook page were we will post any change if there is so.

Text and pictures: Patrick Moreau

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