The second round of qualifying for today’s eighth and final round of the OneTen series has gone once again to Marc Rheinard, the Infinity driver playing the tire strategy perfectly to all but seal the TQ, 2 qualifying rounds from 4 to count. Jin Sawada took 2nd, the Infinity pairing both running one run tires as Sobue continued to run old tires, gambling on the last two rounds to have a shot at pole position. It was a better run for the Yokomo team as both Meen Vejrak and Nicholas Lee bolted on fresh tires to claim 3rd and 4th respectively with Xray’s Gary Huang taking 5th. Marc said ‘it felt ok, the first lap was not so fast but from the 2nd lap it was ok’. Using the same tires that he ran for the opening qualifier, the German noted that ‘the drop off is not too big, I just had two bad laps where I went into the dust. For the remaining 2 rounds, he will work with his Infinity team mates regarding when to use their new tires to claim the best possible starting spots for the final.
Behind the Infinity pairing in 3rd, Meen Vejrak put in his best run of the weekend so far as he too ran a car from Jackie Shum, his original car just not quick enough. Concerned that this Yokomo BD9 is tweaked, as he cant punch the throttle without it pulling to one side, the Scorpion driver will go over it once again and check the tweak.
Having destroyed his race car in practice and running a borrowed car, a dejected Nicholas Lee said that it ‘still feels not so good’. While the car is identical and set up just like his race car he lamented that ‘it feels like a completely different car’. Running one of his new set of handout Sweep tires, their advantage was hampered somewhat by having to start from the back of the grid due to where he ended Q1, also mentioning that he had a slow last lap which prevented a better time.
Scorpion Stock組別的第二輪就第一輪別無二致，Jan再一次力壓Yan完賽，拿下自己本賽季的第8個TQ。在Jan和Yan之後，Samson Chau獲得第三，Derek Yuen和Yam Chi Yuen分獲第四、第五。
The status quo was maintained in the 2nd round of qualification for the Scorpion stock class as Jan once again headed Yan and took one step closer to taking his eighth TQ of the season. Behind the J/Yan pairing, Samson Chau took third, while Derek Yuen and Yam ChiYuen completed the top 5.