December 1, 2018

Akio Sobue在TRC奪得桿位 | Akio Sobue to start out front at TRC

Akio Sobue將會在今晚三輪4分鐘的決賽中從桿位發車,他在第三輪預賽中再次位居成績表頭名。Nicholas Lee在本輪落後Andy Moore完賽,以第三名的成績鞏固了自己預賽第二的排位;英國車手則憑借本輪的出色表現最終排名預賽第四。Jin Sawada排名預賽第三,Fai Ho和Jan Ratheisky分列第五與第六。Sobue認為賽道現在的抓地力已經比之前好了很多,Infinity整個車隊都選擇了使用全新的Sweep公發輪胎。展望決賽,日本車手打算再用一套新胎,他說自己的車架現在不再有明顯的衰減問題了。

Akio Sobue will start this evening’s 4 minute triple A-mains at Rd3 of the OneTen series presented by Infinity from pole position having returned to the top of the timing sheets in Q3. Nicholas Lee consolidated his 2nd place starting position with 3rd behind Andy Moore in Q3, the British driver having a good run to move him up to 4th overall. Jin Sawada will set off from 3rd, with Fai Ho and Jan Ratheisky completing the top 6. Sobue felt that the traction on track was now better than before and like his whole team decided to use new Sweep rubber. Looking to the finals, the Japanese driver expects that he will use one more new set saying that his car now feels not so different from the beginning to the end.

勝出第二輪預賽的Lee對於這一輪車架設定的調整很滿意,他別指出自己使用的是舊胎,而Infinity車隊都開了新胎。打算在決賽中保留ARS系統,他還會進一步改變設定以應對場地在晚間的變化。

Lee, who topped Q2, was pleased with the changes made to his car, remarking that he was on used tires while the Infinity team were all on new. Keeping the active rear toe system for the finals he plans to tweak the setup further and make additional changes as the later finals will be run under floodlights.

Jin Sawada又一次翻車,這一次失誤讓他損失了6秒鐘,因為他不得不等待助手的救援。不過前兩輪連續兩個第三名的完賽成績依舊讓他保住了預賽第三的排位。Andy Moore發揮出了開賽至今最好的狀態,拿下本輪第二,同時將自己的預賽排位提升至第四。他感覺自己的暖胎時間不夠,相比隊友們過早得將賽車放上跑道,因此影響到了成績。他認為自己的IF14性能均衡,只是輪胎抓地力不足,在最後一輪預賽開始前他降低了前滾動中心,但也同時使用了新胎,所以他不確定成績的提升應該歸功於設定調整還是輪胎。

Jin Sawada once again had a roll over, this time costing him 6 seconds as he had to be marshalled but based on his two 3rd places from the first two qualifiers will start from 3rd overall. Andy Moore, put in his best run to claim 2nd for the round and will start 4th, feeling his lack of pace compared to his team mates has been tire prep, believing he needs more time to heat to tires prior to putting his car down on track. Saying that the balance of his IF14 was good, there just wasn’t enough grip, for the final qualifier he tried lowered front roll centres which maybe gave him more steering but running on new tires, was unsure if that improvement was from the tires or the changes made.

Fai Ho殺入A組前五,不過他在第三輪預賽中表現一般;他將在決賽中排在Jan Ratheisky和Carven Chow之前起步,Hay Lai、Simon Yeung和King Fong是其餘三位進入Sweep Modified A組的選手。

Fai Ho will complete the top half of the A-main grid, having a difficult run in Q3, he will start just ahead of Jan Ratheisky and Carven Chow with Hay Lai, Simon Yeung and King Fong completing the Sweep Modified A-main grid.

在Stock組別中,Jan已經提前奪得TQ,不過他依舊勝出了第三輪預賽。Yan Cheung在本輪再獲第二,確保了自己預賽總排名第二;CY、Angus Leung和Jimmy So分別排名第三至第五。

In Stock, while Jan had already sealed the pole position in Q2, he would take the 3rd round as well to make it a clean sweep in qualifying. Yan Cheung was again 2nd and will start 2nd overall with CY, Angus Leung and Jimmy So completing the top 5.

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