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RESULTS: Thursday Night F1 League: Round 15 @ Japanese GP

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

This Rounds race saw a couple of new faces join the circuit, which left the tiny Singaporean town to head over to Sukuza in Japan.  A relatively quick piece of road, it didn’t take long for most drivers to get use to the track, setting the pace very early into their practise runs!

Qually:

That being said, everyone ran close qually times - Ross showed everyone how it’s done with a 1:34.508, taking pole position.  Francarlo and Scott rounded out the top 3 and with John and Adam finishing within 3 seconds of each other. It was Ross that was proving to be a battle of mental toughness to take out the hour long race. Shane, Chris, Murray, George and Matt were all going to keep those starting the grid above them as honest as they could.

Race:

The race was almost a perfect race by the entire field, from start to finish, there was no room for error – however, Ross Rizzo did seem to have engine trouble on the green light, but was back up and running in no time he managed to get going taking T1 in P3. This gave Championship leader Scott Daniels the early break and fresh air to try and run his own race. Brothers Francarlo and Ross were left squabbling for 2nd and 3rd. Adam driving firm in P4 and Matt DeGroot also keen to run a consistent race was currently in P5. Shane Gilfeather missed the start and had to roll out from pitlane

Francarlo, Ross and Scott all shared first, second and third spots for the entirety of the race, and it came down to the strategic pit stops that was going to guarantee a race win.  Matt, Shane, Adam, Chris and John were all clocking in very quick lap times (two seconds behind the pacesetters) and were all fighting it out mid-field.  Murray and George, not only were racking up the pit stops, but also challenging each other for the wooden spoon.

Ross Rizzo eventually made his way through to P1 throughout the race but got caught up with a back marker and was relegated back to P3 across the finish line. This meant that Francarlo took the honours with Scott Daniels finishing 8 seconds behind. Matt DeGroot  ran a solid and very consistent race to in P4 while Adam Gill was very unlucky to not finish 5th as he caught the ripples on the penultimate lap handing Shane Gilfeather P5. John Courtney after his fine form in Singapore couldn’t manage the same pace as he rolled across the line in P8. Rookie to F1 Chris Naumovski   managed to keep it on the black stuff enough to finish in P7. Murray and George brought home the tail of the field finishing in 9th and 10th.

By Daniel Gialdini / Shane Gilfeather

Race Results:

 

Finish Start Diff +/- Driver Laps Race time Fastest lap Qual. time
1 2 +1 Francarlo Rizzo 36 59:15.245 1:36.291 1:35.217
2 3 +1 Scott Daniels 36 +0:08.452 1:35.498 1:35.491
3 1 -2 Ross Rizzo 36 +0:32.833 1:35.990 1:34.508
4 10 +6 Matt DeGroot 35 +1 lap 1:37.832 1:50.641
5 6 +1 Shane Gilfeather 35 +1 lap 1:36.779 1:40.898
6 5 -1 Adam Gill 34 +2 laps 1:37.206 1:37.890
7 7 - Chris Naumovski 34 +2 laps 1:39.996 1:41.303
8 4 -4 John Courtney 32 +4 laps 1:38.540 1:37.589
9 8 -1 Murray Conallin 30 DNF 1:40.716 1:41.574
10 9 -1 George Ziadeh 25 +11 laps 1:44.826 1:46.275

Championship Standings:

 

      2014 F1 League
Drivers Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Race 13 Race 14 Race 15 Race 16 Race 17 Race 18 Race 19   Total Points Current Place
Scott Daniels 13 12 15 17 20 17 20 20 0 20 17 20 0 0 17         208 1st
Adam Gill 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 15 15 15 15 20 15 11         119 2nd
Matt De Groot  0 10 12 0 0 12 0 17 0 17 13 10 0 0 13         104 3rd
Matthew Sofi 0 0 13 11 0 13 17 15 0 13 0 11 0 0 0         93 4th
Jason Brooks 0 20 17 20 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         83 5th
Scott McDonald 20 17 20 12 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         77 6th
Duran Nikora 17 13 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0         59 7th
Chris Nesci 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 0 10 0 13 0 0 0         47 8th
Murray Conallin 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 13 8         40 9th
Evan Golbach 15 15 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         40 10th
Francarlo Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 20         40 11th
Peter Hughes 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 17 0 0 0         39 12th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 12         32 13th
Hayden Parker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 12 0 0 0 0         31 14th
Jesse Dunn 0 0 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         30 15th
Luke Gallagher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 12 0         29 16th
John Courtney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 9         26 17th
Sam Alfonso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 11 0         26 18th
Alex Augustyniak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 12 0 0 0 0 0         25 19th
Ross Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 15         24 20th
Brad Aiken 0 0 0 13 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         24 21st
Iain Salteri 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         20 22nd
George Ziadesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7         17 23rd
Josh Behn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0         17 24th
Allen Marks 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         15 25th
Damien Gallagher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0         13 26th
Stef Versluis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         13 27th
Enda Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0         12 28th
Vince Tramonte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0         12 29th
Paul Loprieno 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0         12 30th
Iain McIntosh 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         12 31st
David Lord  0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         11 32nd
Nick Lowther 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         11 33rd
Joseph Bartolotta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0         11 34th
Chris Noumovski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10           10 35th
Christopher Romeo 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           10 36th
Andy Lardner 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           9 37th

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