ASMER DOMINATES AS GRUBMÃœLLER SHINES Hitech Racing dominated the two qualifying sessions for rounds three and four of the Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series at Donington Park this weekend. Estonian Marko Asmer carried his...
ASMER DOMINATES AS GRUBMÜLLER SHINES
Hitech Racing dominated the two qualifying sessions for rounds three and four of the Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series at Donington Park this weekend. Estonian Marko Asmer carried his impressive testing pace into the weekend to clinch pole position for both races tomorrow.
His team-mate, Austrian Walter Grubmuller, also made an impressive mark on the British F3 field, ending both sessions inside the top ten with ninth and seventh places for the two races.
The Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA drivers' turn of speed pleased team boss David Hayle, who, along with both Marko and Walter, is looking forward to the two races on Sunday.
David Hayle: "We're really pleased that we've managed to bring the pace from testing through into qualifying, especially with Marko taking pole for both races. The first session was easy for him, but we made some changes to the car for the second session and maybe it wasn't quite right as he had to work harder.
"It's a big improvement from Walter, though. Another tenth of a second in the second session and he would have been into the top six, which is fantastic. He's closed the gap to Marko, which we're really happy about. If Marko can get away from the rest of the grid at the start of the two races tomorrow, with Walter fighting too it should be good for us."
Marko Asmer: Car #7 "The first session was a good run. The car was very good and the times just came really easily. The second session was definitely harder. We changed the set-up on the car between the two and it was not as good, it was a poor lap to get pole. Speed-wise we are good and hopefully I can get away at the start in the two races tomorrow."
Walter Grubmuller: Car #6 "The first session was quite busy and I had to find a place in the traffic to get a good lap. I maybe could have gone another tenth of a second faster, which would have moved me up a place for race one. The second session was really good. I'm pleased with my position and if we stay where we are or move up then we will score some good points."
The two 30-minute races are scheduled to take place at 12:30 and 15:30 tomorrow.