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USF3: Mosport round 4 qualifying report

MOSPORT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ONTARIO, CANADA, Aug 18 2001. Luciano Gomide (GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Impact Protection System - Eurointernational Dallara F300-VW) continued his incredible streak of successes in USF3 with his eleventh pole...

MOSPORT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ONTARIO, CANADA, Aug 18 2001. Luciano Gomide (GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Impact Protection System - Eurointernational Dallara F300-VW) continued his incredible streak of successes in USF3 with his eleventh pole position in a row at Mosport International Raceway, during the Gran Turismo 3 Grand Prix ALMS weekend.

The Brazilian broke his own F3 track record (1:14.525) with a 1:14.460, despite track conditions that were imperfect. Marbles built up on the track surface due to the ALMS cars.

"Today the car was just perfect," said Gomide, "and I think I could have gone under 1 minute 14 if another car had not slowed me down on my flying lap."

For the fourth time, John C. Antonino (Asia Express, Grape King, Uptown, ARRA, RLC, Giumarra.com - Eurointernational Dallara F301 VW) completed the front row for Eurointernational with a time of 1:15.450, despite running only half of the qualifying session due to engine problems.

"I think that this time I was very close to Luciano," said Antonino, "but my session was too short. Tomorrow in the race, it will be different."

USF3 newcomer and F2000 driver Paul Dana (Bertil's Racing Engines Dallara F301 VW) took the third position with a time of 1:15.910.

"We had just two sessions with the car, and some issues like gearing still aren't sorted out yet. The car was way better this morning, but there is ton of potential there that I wasn't using yet."

Michael Brooks made a good return to the series after his crash at Watkins Glen, qualifying fourth, followed by Kyle Herder, Kiyoto Yamamoto, Shawn Thompson, Mike Cardoso, and Daniel Sirard.

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Series F3
Drivers Paul Dana , Kyle Herder