There’s been a big upset in the first session for the Pro class with David Empringham taking the Sierra Sierra Lan-Evo to top spot with a commanding 1:29.024; some 7 tenths faster than the best Tarzan Yamada could muster with a 1:29.791. Empringham’s stunning time was made when everybody believed that the track would be at its best and with the threat of rain closing in for the afternoon, there is every chance that we already have our final result.
Yamada gave it his best but in the end couldn’t deliver a similar time.
In third, Kinoshita and the Revolution FD could only manage a 1:30.541.
The team must be asking questions as to why they have gone slower than yesterday. In fourth place came Garth Walden who failed to hit the track in the Tilton Evo and remained on a 1:31.253.
Right on his heels was Suzuki and the Scorch Racing S15 who improved to a 1:31.256.
There is plenty more to come from us at the track and the Open class is just about to hit the track again.
Behind the top 5 there is a fierce battle for the best of the rest but at this stage, it looks as if we have a very clear picture who is coming out on top.
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