It was a total rain-in-rain-out day today, causing quite a frustration for me because I forgot my rain gear (for both myself and my camera) so I had to stay under the shelter for fear of getting caught out there in the rain.
This is my favourite photo for the day:
Leonardo Lorandi of Italy won both races today in the Mini ROK category
View more of my photos here:
The format for the Indonesia Kart Prix 2012 is rather interesting. Instead of the usual Asian style of practice-qualifying-heats-pre-final-final, drivers have 4 practice sessions on Friday. On Saturday, they go for Qualifying Time Trial 1, which determines their starting positions for Race 1. Then the order in which they finish for Race 1 will determine their starting positions for Race 2. Saturday was a really long day because Qualifying Time Trial 2 was held last, to determine the starting positions for Sunday’s Race 3. Then the finishing order for Race 3 will determine the starting positions for Race 4 on Sunday afternoon. The top 5 of each category will be awarded a trophy and this will be based on the overall points of all four races across the weekend. Basically, the less points you get, the higher position you are (1st place is 0 points).
The Senior KF2 category has this special thing called the Super Pole, which is a shootout for the top 5 qualifiers. They will go out again for a hot lap each, like a second chance for pole position. What’s the point of doing this? Well, the one who wins the Super Pole gets a bonus USD 1,000 prize! Yeah it may be a little unfair if the one who scored pole in the qualifying session loses his P1 spot…
I posted a list of the entries for this weekend but there have been some changes and here are the final entry lists:
Here are the results from Saturday (allow me to apologise for the varying ‘surfaces’ as I had to take photos of the results from the notice board and some were pinned up way above eye level hence the elevation):