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2012 KF1 World Championship - Macau - saturday - 4.30 pm update
18 October 2012

h. 4.30 pm: Two in a row for Tom Joyner (LH/BMB), second Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart/Vortex) who did a fantastic comingback, third Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG/BMB).

h. 2.30 pm: Tom Joyner (LH/BMB) wins Race 1, followed by Max Verstappen (CRG/TM) and Ben Hanley (ArtGP/TM).

Shocking start: the standings leader Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart/Vortex) cannot start the race because a problem at the engine starter, so he will start from the bottom in Race 2, but with new tires. The other title challenger Daiki Sasaki (Kosmic/Vortex) is seventh and Felice Tiene (CRG/BMB) had an engine failure.


h. 11.05 am: Max Verstappen (CRG/TM) gets the pole position, followed by Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Felice Tiene (CRG/BMB).

The top drivers hit the track in the last four (of eight) minutes of the session. The firs to go under the 46 second barrier is Flavio Camponeschi, but few minutes later Max Verstappen makes the best lap and hit the top of the standings. Fourth the Japanese Daiki Sasaki (Kosmic/Vortex), fifth the Italian Davide Forè (CRG/BMB) and sixth the spanish Pedro Hiltbrand (FA Kart/Vortex).


h. 9.50: Last free practice session of the weekend before the Qualifying Practices, the best lap is for Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart/Vortex), followed by Tom Joyner (LH/BMB) by just one thousandth of second, the british driver was constantly on the top in all the last Free Practice sessions. Seven drivers are in one tenth of second. Camponeschi, after the first laps with used tires come back in the track with new tires but his best lap is very far from the top of the standings. He come to the pits and he did the best lap in the very last moment. Max Verstappen (CRG/TM) is very competitive for all the session. Ben Hanley (ArtGP/TM) suffer the trafic and he is not able to express is potential. Daiki Sasaki (Kosmic/Vortex) hit the track in the end of the session with new tires, but due to traffic and due to his personal performance is slower than his team mate Tereza Gromanova (Kosmic/Vortex). Felice Tiene (CRG/BMB) seems to be ok for the races and Davide Forè (CRG/BMB) seems to suffer a bit.


h. 8.25 am: The first practice session is over: Daiki Sasaki (Kosmic/Vortex) sets the best lap with no using wake. Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart/Vortex), the standings leader, is p22 and is hard to understand his tactics, in the first leg of the session he break in, but after he didn't tried to set a fast lap.


h. 7.55 am: The technicians are altready working on the karts.



h. 7.45 am: Good morning from the press room. Today first day of races, at 10.50 am the Qualifying Practices than at 1.40 pm Race 1 and at 3.25 pm Race 2. From 8.00 am the Free Practices.




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