Day 2 of Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals heat race competition is now in the books. With two heats races complete in all categories today, we got to see the true strength of all the drivers. Qualifying can show speed, but the heat races remind us why we are all here. Well there was no shortage of action today as Heats A vs B, C vs D, A vs C and B vs D really gave us a variety of results. Some drivers wanted to prove their point with aggressive scare tactics, while others may have looked a bit more relaxed only wanting to score consistent conservative results that would not risk their heat race points tally to determine their pre final starting spot.
Canada would score their first heat race win of the event in Rotax DD2 Masters after a brilliant start and drive by Scott Campbell. After working his way into the lead with passes in turn’s one and three, Campbell was in the lead by lap three and never looked back en route to the checkered flag. In the same heat, Stuart Clark drove well, running as high as fifth before settling into sixth at the finish.
In the C vs D heat, Luc Sauriol had a great start to jump all the way to fifth place on lap one. But some contact throughout the heat forced him down the order and he would cross the finish line in ninth.
Clark was the lone Canadian in the A vs C heat to start the second round of DD2 Masters heats. After falling down the order to thirteenth early on, Clark would muscle his way into the top-ten by the halfway point of the heat, but by the time he was clear, ninth was well ahead. Nonetheless, Clark is looking very quick and should be up front in his final heat tomorrow.
Scott Campbell slotted into second on the start of the B vs D heat. Making no waste of his time, Campbell used his top-speed to make a move to the inside of corner one to take the lead on lap two, and like his first heat he was able to pull away. With Campbell up front, Sauriol had his hands full while running in tenth. After moving into ninth, he did his best to move up, but just couldn’t through and would settle to ninth at the finish. On the final lap, Campbell traded the lead with last years DD2 Masters Champion Christiano Morgado, but Campbell was able to counter the move before the second-to-last corner and take the victory, his second of the week.
The final heat race for the DD2 Masters hits the track tomorrow morning and all three Canadians are looking very strong.
To view the full results and current standings, check out our Competitions page