Good comeback for Ombra drivers
Macau Grand Prix first stage today on Circuito da Guia; ten laps for the Qualification race to decide the starting grid of the proper race scheduled tomorrow.
As always in Macau, very important has been the first turn, the Lisboa curve, the most spectacular point of the track. After the long and wide straight the cars find a 90 degrees right turn, with the track that suddendly becomes very narrow: at the start there are almost thirty drivers who long to gain positions and this causes many contacts.
When the lights turned off Winslow started well, at the notorious Lisboa curve he read at the best the situation avoiding contacts and gaining ten positions at the end of the first lap. After the safety car did his job, the English struggled with Cozzolino, Campos-Hull and Vanthoor getting a very good 11th place that gave him the 6th row for Sunday race.
Masaki Matsushita too did a great start keeping himself away from first lap chaos and with a safe race got the 17th place, marking a positive +13 from the start and the 9th row.
Massimo Pollini, Manager: "Really a good result of the team in the Qualification Race, we can be very satisfied. Winslow recovered 11 positions and Matsushita 13, both have been very smart avoiding crashes in the first lap. Now we focus on tomorrow race to finish this weekend with a positive trend."