After three successful days of practice for the 2013 Florida Winter Tour, the Rotax Max Challenge groups finally hit the track on to set their grid positions for both Saturday and Sunday’s race days. Completing the day with two rounds of intense qualifying, the FWT has once again attracted some of the worlds best Rotax competition, with many drivers who competed recently at the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal, competing in West Palm Beach, Florida, host of round #1 of the FWT.
In Sunday’s DD2 Masters Qualifying Session, 2012 RMCGF Team Canada teammates Stuart Clark (Maranello) and Scott Campbell (CRG) swept the front row ahead of 2012 Grand Finals Champion Christiano Morgado (CRG). Juan Font (Kosmic) was fourth on the time sheets followed by Belgium’s Christophe Adams (Birel) fifth, Luis Schiavo (Praga) sixth, Patricio Iarrea (AM Kart) seventh, Enrico Friso (CRG) eighth, Thierry St. Onge (CRG) ninth and Andres Fonseca (CRG) completing the top ten.
Christophe Adams was able to find time and take pole for Saturday’s Pre final in the second round of qualifying ahead of Clark in second. Fonseca posted the third quickest time, with Morgado fourth and Campbell who slipped down to fifth in the session. Iarrea qualified sixth with, Friso in seventh, Jason Bell (Praga) eight, Schiavo ninth, and Font in tenth.
With three Rotax Grand Finals champions in the field, and plenty of talent from top to bottom, DD2 Masters is surely going to be a race to watch at PBIR this weekend.