Veracruz (Mexico) November 9. Under an agressive heat in Veracruz port, Havoline/Ray Ban driver David Martinez won his third pole of the year and is now en route to the historic first Formula Renault championship in Mexico.
Martinez made an strong drive and dominated the most dangerous circuit in Mexico, the 1.0 kilometer Super Jarocho circuit. The speedway does not pardon errors and the session saw a lot of drivers off the circuit and spinning off into other cars, but no one of crashed heavily into the barriers.
"We're close to obtaininf this title, we have forty points of difference over our closest pursuer in the championship, and with a triumph that gives you 30 points, we want win to extend our leadership", said the 21-year-old Martinez.
The Monterrey-based driver clocked a lap of 35.139 seconds (102.450 km/h). Martinez will have behind him another young Team GO driver, Hugo Oliveras, who stopped the clock in 35.247.
Weather as always in Veracruz was hard against drivers, over 35° centigrade was registered during the qualification session.
Eleven drivers are within a second of Martinez, so we can expect a close race tomorrow at Super Jarocho.
<pre> Grid, sixth race F Renault of America 2000.
1. David Martínez Havoline 35.139 2. Hugo Oliveras Team GO 35.247 3. Jorge Goeters Corona 35.278 4. Patrick Goeters Tequila Aztlán 35.336 5. Homero Richards Herdez 35.395 6. Carlos Guerrero Team GO 35.455 7. Carlos Mastreta La Radiante 35.634 8. Israel Jaitovich Corona 35.731 9. Juan Manuel Polar Herdez 35.735 10. Daniel Morales Ray Ban 35.896 11. Horacio Richards Tequila Aztlan 36.029 12. Oscar Hidalgo RPM Racing 36.722