|Portimao/Algarve - Again the warm up sessions started the day, now with a wet track, but lively as usual. The Micro Max drivers showed their abilities under the rain, but it was in the afternoon that action got warmer, with the last heats of qualification for semi finals, and the “second chance” series. Fantastic races with all drivers playing fair but pushing hard to reach their purposes of win!|
JUNIOR – Despite the rain felled during the night, Junior drivers, get in track with a clean and dry surface, in almost all their path zones. Bruno Borlido was already in the pole position, so he drove cool arriving second behind Josh White. “Today it was more difficult, but I didn’t want to risk anything at all…We did a small refresh on the kart set up, but it didn’t work as we expected. Tomorrow it’s good to start in pole position, but I feel a little pression, because for the first time a Portuguese driver is in this position and … it’s me!” He said. Second heat had Harry Webb, as winner and the UK driver, assured also a place between the 28 allowed to go directly to pre-finals.
SENIOR - Pierce Lehanen had no opposition until this moment. Today rain started to fall instants before the start of the last heat, but that didn’t stop the Australian who won for the 3rd time: “Today it was harder because of the rain. The kart as also the ideal set-up for wet races, and I am confident for tomorrow. It’s true that I won for three times but to avoid surprises I mustn’t make mistakes. Starting from pole-position is very helpful and I want to take advantage of it.” Explain the Australian. James Singleton won the second heat, and reaches the pre-final after being only 33th yesterday.
DD2 MASTERS - Scott Campbell won the two heats of yesterday races, but was not so fast over the wet track of today, arriving only 5th.Cristiano Morgado stole him the pole position on the grid, after a great win in one of the heats: “It was ok today, but I don’t expect facilities tomorrow. Starting in front is good but my contenders are strong. The kart is good for dry or wet conditions, so I hope I can win at least. Irish driver Martin Pierce, maybe more used to rain conditions, won the last qualification heat!
DD2: Maybe the most impressive performance during thes wet Friday was assured by Ben Cooper, who won clearly with more than 8 seconds of advantage, in his last qualification heat – the third in a row… “It is never easy, but I love race with rain, so I had a cool win. Tomorrow I will start in front for pre-final, and for sure I hope I can win. I will need to get some advantage in order to correctly manage the tires, until the end of the race.” - explain Ben Cooper. Simon Wagner won the last heat, and he will start from the second line, in the DD2 grid for tomorrow.
MICRO MAX REPORT – After three free practice sessions, finally this got warmer in the Micro Max Category. Oscar Palomo was again fastest, but in this occasion he had a strong opposition from António Correia, who did only more 0,077s ! So tomorrow the fights are granted, even because no less than seven drivers stand in the same second… Small men, but already great drivers.