<pre> CHAMPIONSHIP: Formula Nippon Title: Saturday Notes Event: Round 4 Fuji 2/3 June Embargo: For Immediate Release Date: 02/06/01 </pre> Michael Krumm driving the No.6...
<pre> CHAMPIONSHIP: Formula Nippon Title: Saturday Notes Event: Round 4 Fuji 2/3 June Embargo: For Immediate Release Date: 02/06/01
Michael Krumm driving the No.6 Team 5Zigen Reynard Mugen, qualified in fourth place today in Fuji. In the free practice and the first qualifying session Michael continued to work through a test program and secured the third and sixteenth times respectively.
In the second qualifying session Michael immediately jumped near the top of the timing screens, with the second fastest time. He held this position till the dying moments of the session.
All the leading protagonists took to the track, in F1 style, with just a few minutes remaining in the session. Michael improved his best time by one tenth of a second but dropped to fourth position as others improved.
"I like Fuji and we had a good car today, my only problem was being blocked on my fast lap and some problems with a the brakes, which I think we have solved now. I think we should have at least been on the front row. My last run on new tyres was good, but just not good enough. I will just have to make a good start and push in the race and see what happens" Michael commented.