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Rotax Grand Finals: Day 3

22 November 2011

Drivers had two 15-minute practice sessions today to get used to their chassis and find the right set-ups for tomorrow’s qualifying session.  Remember that most of the drivers here are racing on a kart they never drove before and they all have to use the same equipment.

Drivers will have a last practice session tomorrow morning before the qualifying sessions in the afternoon.  Here below a quick review of today’s results for Team Canada members.

See today’s video of DD2 drivers Nicholas Latifi and Pier-Luc Ouellette (both languages) on Youtube.

Practice # 2

Juniors
The fastest canadian driver today was Jesse Lazare in both session. This morning, he was the seventh quickest driver in this 72 drivers field. At the other end, Artem Korolev couldn’t get a good time in the first session because of a problem with is ignition coil wire.

Pos    #    Nom    Meilleur temps
1     148     Lehane, Pierce (Aus)     58.747
7     147     Lazare, Jesse     58.921
25     119     Bedard, Olivier     58.921
26     174     Tsutsui, Kyoichi     59.219
39     172     Thompson, Parker     59.387
52     133     Guenette, Alex     59.570
71     146     Artem Korolev    1:01.057

Seniors
Senior drivers had a difficult first session. Marco DiLeo was the quickest with a 33rd place. Luke Chudleigh only completed three laps in the first session because of a contact which put and end to his session.

Pos    1    Name     Fastest lap
1     222     Cooper, Ben (UK)     57.568
33     225     Dileo, Marco     58.270
51     234     Glover, Chris     58.570
59     220     Chudleigh, Luke     58.782
60     268     Szigeti, Steven     58.787
64     215     Arnold, Reid     59.103

DD2 – Masters
Scott Campbell shown that he will not leave is world title easily. He got the 2nd fastest time in the first session.

Pos    #    Name     Fastest lap
1     442     Pansart, Guy (France)     57.594
2     416     Campbell, Scott     57.648
23     424     Ivichek, David     58.208
26     417     Clark, Stuart     58.265

DD2
We have seven drivers in this class. The fastest amongst them was Christophe Boisclair with the 13th place.

Pos    #    Name     Fastest lap
1     355     Pringle, Jason (Aus)     56.492
13     313     Boisclair, Christophe     56.902
27     330     Herder, Kyle     57.094
29     353     Ouellette, Pier-Luc     57.101
40     340     Latifi, Nicholas     57.295
42     348     Mcewan, Tyler     57.326
43     315     Burkett, Daniel     57.332
48     367     White, Darren     57.409

Pratique # 3
In the afternoon, things were lot better for our senior drivers.

Junior
After he fixed his problem, Artem Korolev did way better and was able to join the top 25.

Pos    #    Name     Fastest lap
1     164     Sasahara, Ukyo (Japan)     58.508
10     147     Lazare, Jesse     58.828
20     119     Bedard, Olivier     58.941
24     146     Korolev, Artem     59.034
36     174     Tsutsui, Kyoichi     59.132
49     172     Thompson, Parker     59.354
51     133     Guenette, Alex     59.373

Senior
Marco DiLeo was again the quickest canadian in this group but he also improved overall.

Pos     #     Name     Fastest lap
1     222     Cooper, Ben (UK)     57.450
7     225     DiLeo, Marco    57.697
41     234     Glover, Chris     58.141
42     220     Chudleigh, Luke     58.166
44     268     Szigeti, Steven     58.203
70     215     Arnold, Reid     59.122

DD2-Masters

Pos    #    Name    Fastest lap
1     430     Lambert, Florent (UK)     57.400
18     416     Campbell, Scott     57.696
21     417     Clark, Stuart     57.732
39     424     Ivichek, David     58.417

DD2
This time, Pier-Luc Ouellette almost get the fastest time, finishing first in his group and second overall.

Pos     #     Name     Fastest lap
1     332     Huttunen, Jari (FIN)     56.345
2     353     Ouellette, Pier-Luc     56.500
13     340     Latifi, Nicholas     56.649
17     330     Herder, Kyle     56.707
27     313     Boisclair, Christophe     56.840
30     367     White, Darren     56.861
36     315     Burkett, Daniel     56.954
44     348     Mcewan, Tyler     57.069

Text: Patrick Moreau    


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