CIK-FIA Asia Pacific KF1 & KF3 Championships: Team RL Karting update
In the KF3 category of 14 drivers, Dhruv Mohite (India) qualified in last place due to a flat tyre and engine problem (some misfiring) during the sessions. As a result, he starts last for all three rounds of the heats. Heat 1 and Heat 2 were held today and Dhruv finished 12th and 10th respectively. Heat 3 will be held tomorrow morning.
Commenting on his performance today, Dhruv said, “We faced some problems with the kart during qualifying and I ended up last. In Heat 1 I was running up to 8th place but was on the outside and I lost the place at a corner, dropping me back. In Heat 2 the start lights didn’t go and I got a bit confused but ended up finishing 10th. The drivers here are top-class and I am gaining quite a good and different experience racing against them. I am still aiming for a top 5 finish tomorrow!”
Bryan Homi Mehta (Malaysia) qualified 8th in the KF1 category and finished 11th (out of 14 drivers) in both Heat 1 and Heat 2. Like Dhruv, Heat 3 will be held tomorrow morning.
“Qualifying was quite good but I had a minor incident in Heat 1 and after that we just couldn’t find back the pace for the kart. I actually had a good start in Heat 2 and was up to 6th at one point, but the kart lost pace in some of the fast corners. We have to work on the setup of the kart for tomorrow and hope for the best – I will push hard!” Bryan said at the end of today.