Sepang: Team Ireland Saturday notes

Carroll fired up for action Adam Carroll will start 13th and 7th for Belmayne A1 Team Ireland in round three of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at the Sepang International Circuit tomorrow. After difficult practice sessions the...

Carroll fired up for action

Adam Carroll will start 13th and 7th for Belmayne A1 Team Ireland in round three of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at the Sepang International Circuit tomorrow.

After difficult practice sessions the team made further changes ahead of qualifying which made a big difference to the handling of the car. Unfortunately Adam lost time on his first run on new tyres as the rear stepped out at Turn 14 but with a clear track in Qualifying 2 he clocked a 1:49.915s which eventually left him P13.

The team worked hard ahead of Qualifying 3 to fix a problem with one of the wishbones and had Adam back on track with six minutes left on the clock for his final run on new tyres. He delivered a fantastic lap of 1:49.218s which puts him P7 for the Feature Race tomorrow.

Adam Carroll: "We're still playing catch up but we're finding our way. I lost the rear end under braking into Turn 14 on my first run on new tyres but I'm much happier with our Feature Race qualifying position. Considering the problems we've had it was a pretty good lap. I'll be pushing as hard as I can tomorrow and hopefully we can come away with a good result."

Dan Walmsley, Race Engineer: "It was a largely successful session apart from our Sprint race qualifying position. We were nowhere coming into qualifying but we made some changes and it's just a shame we only had four flying laps to make it work. Adam put in an absolutely fantastic drive to get P7 for the Feature Race and there's definitely more to come from him. We also had a problem with one of the wishbones during the session and the team worked fantastically in minutes to get the car out for the final session".

Mark Kershaw, Team Owner: "It's been a hard day for the team, but everyone worked well together and we eventually turned things around despite having difficult practice sessions. Sprint Race qualifying was tough, but Adam produced a very good time on the third qualifying run which basically saved the day and we can go into the Feature Race looking for a good points finish. It is so competitive out there - although Switzerland seem to be in a class of their own."

-credit: ireland/edenrocksports.com

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