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THREE AUSSIES IN THE TOP TEN AT AL AIN
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After setting the second fastest time in his group behind eventual pole sitter Sean Babington, 12-time Australian Champion Dave Sera (right, BRP-Powertrain pic) finished sixth fastest overall in the Senior Max category.
“Things are looking up today. I was 30th fastest in the final practice session, so to be second overall and sixth overall is a big achievement,” said Sera.
“I can now race from the second row of the grid and be competitive. Last time I was here in 2007 I had great speed. Although we’re using a different kart and different tyres to back then, the track knowledge is very valuable.”
Tyler Greenbury was 18th fastest while Josh de Maio and James Macken were 36th and 42nd overall.
Japanese driver Ukyo Sasahara takes pole position in Junior Max while Pierce Lehane set the seventh fastest time, Joseph Mawson 11th and Michael Stewart 43rd.
“I qualified seventh last year and ended up third, so hopefully it is my lucky number,” said Lehane.
“Joey (Mawson) and I will be nose-to-tail in the heat races. I’m sure we’ll both end up near the front by the end of it and hopefully do well in the pre-final and final.”
In the DD2 category, Brendan Nelson proved to be a surprise packet in only his third event aboard the two-speed machine. The Queenslander qualified seventh overall, closely followed by Damian Ward (12th) and Jason Pringle (14th).
Brent Coghlan set the 18th fastest time in the DD2 Masters category.
Full results from throughout the event can be found by clicking here. There will be regular updates on the AKA’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/AustralianKartingAssociation) and Twitter Feed (twitter.com/karting_net_au) throughout the week.
Information throughout the week will be posted on the Australian Karting Association’s website – www.karting.net.au with an image gallery found here. The official event website that includes links to results, image galleries from each day of competition along with videos can be found here . The Facebook page for the event is being updated throughout the week here.
Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE