Rotax Grand Finals 2015 – Thursday
12 November 2015
Team Canada drivers raced in two qualifying Heats today. At the end of the three Heats, a standing will be established. Top 28 drivers will qualify directly for the final round, drivers in positions 29 to 62 will race in the Second Change Race and must finish in the top six to move up to the final round. Others will be eliminated.
In this type of event, the qualifying session is crucial and it is always difficult to start the Heats in the second part of the grid.
Today wasn’t easy for our Junior drivers. Joe Soranno must have a fantastic 3rd Heat to move directly to the final phase while Samuel Lupien must do the same to get a good starting position on the grid of the Second Chance race.
In the Rotax MAX class, Cédrik Lupien will also need a good final heat to have a chance to reach the final round directly. Marco Di Leo finished 14th in his first Heat but receive a penalty for avoidable contact and was score 23rd. With a 22nd place in the second Heat, he will need an extraordinary final Heat to keep chances to race on Saturday.
Scott Campbell and Luc Sauriol did very well in the DD2 Masters class, improving their position compared to the qualifying. Unfortunately, the story is different for Stuart Clark. He started the 2nd Heat like a rocket and gained 5 positions before being punted by another competitor and then, finished 30th. This makes things difficult for our Canadian Champion.
DD2 drivers Jeffrey Kingsley and Tyler Kashak continued their good work. Kingsley scored 6th and 7th place today while Kashak finished 9th in both Heats. For Alessandro Bizzotto and Fred Woodley, they both have been involved in an accident in their 2nd Heat. Then, the third Heat will be critical for them.
Tomorrow morning, drivers will have a warm-up before their final Heat and Second Chance races will take place after lunch.
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Today’s video includes interviews with drivers Jeffrey Kingsley, Tyler Kashak and Luc Sauriol.