Qualifying 1 & 2 - Friday 30th April 2004 Following the good lap times in the free session of the morning the 3 DAMS drivers were optimistic for their qualifying. On the first session, in dry conditions for the first time of the week-end, Neel...
Qualifying 1 & 2 - Friday 30th April 2004
Following the good lap times in the free session of the morning the 3 DAMS drivers were optimistic for their qualifying.
On the first session, in dry conditions for the first time of the week-end, Neel Jani took 3rd position but was a bit frustrated not to be on pole as the traffic disturbed the session. Memo ROJAS missed the top 5 for the same reason and lost his best opportunity to make his best lap time when he was in a group of 3 cars.
The rain came again for the 2nd qualifying and brought satisfactions and disappointments in the Team. Bruce Lorgere-Roux took a brilliant 2nd position while Neel Jani and Memo Rojas struggled during all qualifying.
Bruce Lorgere-Roux : "This morning I pushed too hard and finally my lap times were not good, I was over driving the car. In the wet conditions the car was very good, I found some clear laps and finally had my best time in the final lap, may be I could catch the pole but I did not want to take too much risks."
Neel Jani : "I really do not understand why this morning, in the same conditions I was more than 2 seconds quicker than this afternoon. We are working hard to find what is going on and I remain optimistic for tomorrows' grand race, with 3rd place on the grid we have good chances."
Memo Rojas : "We definitely need to understand why my lap times are like that on the wet. This morning I was feeling very good in the rain, I have now experience in these conditions and suddenly this afternoon I lost 12 places in the hierarchy with same conditions, I am very disappointed for sure. On the other hand, my 1st qualifying was not so bad, I lost 4 or 5 tenths due to the trafiic which could take me to 5th position as we did in winter testing."
Saturday 1st May 11.45 : Grand race (live 11.30 on Eurosport) Sunday 2nd May 16.30 : Sprint Race
<pre> Magny-Cours Round 5 & 6 - 30/04/04 Qualifying Results
Qualifying 1 (Grand Race) Pos Driver Team Time 1 Mondini Eurointernational 1'33.573 2 Belicchi AFC 1'34.097 3 Jani DAMS 1'34.130 4 Sharp Jenzer 1'34.167 5 Van Lagen Interwetten 1'34.453 6 Proetto Eurointernational 1'34.577 7 Martinez CRAM 1'34.675 8 Scafuro AFC 1'34.775 9 Campanico CRAM 1'34.778 10 Danielsson SRTS 1'34.836 11 Cicero Jenzer 1'34.877 12 Rojas DAMS 1'34.951 13 Shimoda DPR 1'35.107 14 Bell AFC 1'35.148 15 Barth Interwetten 1'35.184 16 Lorgere-Roux DAMS 1'35.189 17 Kerr Victory 1'35.214 18 Sandstrom Avelon 1'35.748 19 Pasini Victory 1'36.038 20 Meneghello AFC 1'36.644
Qualifying 2 (Sprint Race) Pos Driver Team Time 1 Mondini Eurointernational 1'51.430 2 Lorgere-Roux DAMS 1'51.776 3 Proetto Eurointernational 1'51.906 4 Barth Interwetten 1'52.255 5 Kerr Victory 1'52.292 6 Van Lagen Interwetten 1'52.574 7 Bell DPR 1'52.628 8 Sharp Jenzer 1'52.817 9 Belicchi AFC 1'52.939 10 Jani DAMS 1'53.668 11 Shimoda DPR 1'53.819 12 Pasini Victory 1'53.854 13 Campanico CRAM 1'53.971 14 Scafuro AFC 1'54.097 15 Cicero Jenzer 1'54.271 16 Martinez CRAM 1'54.557 17 Sandstrom SRTS 1'55.016 18 Meneghello AFC 1'55.064 19 Bellarosa Avelon 1'55.361 20 Rojas DAMS 1'55.763