Friday, November 20, 2009

Qualifying in Macau

Friday was a day for training and qualifying in Macau. Kristian got a bit more experience and managed to cut off another 5 sec of his lap time. There was a lot of waiting before qualifying because of crashed cars on the circuit. But finally, 30 min delayed, the circuit was ready for the WTCC cars and the last qualifying of the season. Unfortunately d'Aste crashed on the first lap and the car stayed on track - an opstacle on the already narrow circuit. It was difficult to get a fast lap because there was yellow flag throughout most of the qualifying. But Kristian managed to stay on track and qualifyed for P21 at the first race on sunday - just after Thomson and Engstler.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

First training in Macau

Today, thursday the first 30 min training was driven at the Macau circuit. It is a city circuit like the one in Monaco, so it is public street, transformed into at race circuit. The circuit is very demanding, 6.2 km long, narrow with 29 turns and outlined by safety fence. The lap time is approximately 2.30 sec.
Kristian used the first training to get to know the circuit...
After the training Kristian says "It is a fun track, but very demanding, and difficult to remember each turn. I took it very easy today and just concentrated about getting to know the circuit, tomorrow speed will be added. I am looking forward to tomorrow for another 2 x 30 min training before qualifying. "

See you...