Hungaroring: Direxiv Motorsport qualifying report

Direxiv Motorsport drivers Hiroki Yoshimoto, Olivier Pla and Clivio Piccione have reason to feel optimistic after qualifying at the Hungaroring. In a session that was blighted by yellow flags, BCN driver Yoshimoto recorded his second best grid...

Direxiv Motorsport drivers Hiroki Yoshimoto, Olivier Pla and Clivio Piccione have reason to feel optimistic after qualifying at the Hungaroring. In a session that was blighted by yellow flags, BCN driver Yoshimoto recorded his second best grid place of the year with seventh, while Hockenheim winner Pla (DPR) rounded out the top 10. Durango's Piccione faces a tough job to score points when he lines up 14th in tomorrow's race.

Hiroki Yoshimoto, BCN Competicion: 7th - 1m33.005s

"That was not bad, but I had bad luck because of the number of yellow flags and oil on the track - I could have improved by time by 0.4sec, no problem. I pushed too hard on my first set of tyres and made some small mistakes and my laps on the second set were all lost to yellows. Still, if I made a good start tomorrow I think we can challenge for the podium."

Olivier Pla, David Price Racing: 10th - 1m33.172s

"The car had a lot of oversteer on the first set and I lost maybe half a second with some slides, so I think top five was possible. But considering it's mine and the team's first time here and we had no data it's not so bad. I want to score some points tomorrow, so we'll see want happens."

Clivio Piccione, Durango Racing Team: 14th - 1m33.634s

"We had some oversteer and some traction problems in the low and mid-speed corners. We made a small change when we put the second set on and the problems were still the same. We made another change and that was better, but my tyres were too worn by then."

Misato Haga, President and CEO, Direxiv Motorsport:

"It was a tough session for the drivers in the heat and with all the yellow flags. Hiro put in a very good lap for 7th and Olivier and Clivio struggled with their set-up but are still in contention for a points finish tomorrow."

- www.direxivmotorsport.com

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Clivio Piccione , Olivier Pla , Hiroki Yoshimoto , David Price