Jesper Carlsen Racing in the Avon Tyres British Formula Three Championship; Rounds 15 & 16, Brands Hatch, June 29th, 2002. Best qualifying for Jesper this season. Dane Jesper Carlsen saturday put in his most impressive performance of the...
Jesper Carlsen Racing in the Avon Tyres British Formula Three Championship; Rounds 15 & 16, Brands Hatch, June 29th, 2002.
Best qualifying for Jesper this season.
Dane Jesper Carlsen saturday put in his most impressive performance of the season in qualifying for the Scholarship Class race to be run tomorrow morning. At Brands Hatch today the 24-year old was on fine form, piloting his Kelkoo-sponsored Toyota-engined Dallara to an impressive fourth place for Round 15 of the series. The Essencial Motorsport driver came close to equalling his third place on his previous visit to Brands earlier in the season, and was a mere quarter of a second shy of pole position driver Clivio Piccione. This result was even more impressive when you realised he had qualified six places ahead of the championship leader Adam Carroll and in front of two other regular race winners, Billy Asaro and Stephen Colbert.
If this was a satisfying result for Carlsen, qualifying for the second race was even better. Round 16 will be run as a combined race tomorrow afternoon, with both the Scholarship Class cars and the newer, and therefore supposedly faster, Championship Class category runners sharing the grid. Jesper this time matched his season's best class position with a fine third place, but even more impressively he was just outside the overall Top 10, in 11th. To his delight he was also 10 places ahead of his fellow-countryman (and Championship Class contender) Ronnie Bremer! As Jesper commented afterwards: "It would have been nice to be in the Top 10 but I really can't complain at being 11th!" This was especially true when you realise that his time in the second session matched that set in the first session by James Courtney, the Jaguar F1 test driver who is currently leading the Championship Class title race.