|Sawa On Pole for Macau GT Cup|
GT3 Asia guest driver, Keita Sawa takes the pole position for the Macau GT Cup race after clocking 2:25.386 in an eventful Qualifying session at Guia International Circuit today.
The Japanese, driving for SPS Motorsport, set his best time on his second lap in a session that was stopped three times for various incidents.
Hong Kong driver, March Lee will be lining up in second in his Audi R8 LMS GT3 while British driver Danny Watts and Team Craft Racing Hong Kong driver, Samson Chan will make up row 2 for the race scheduled at 10.05am tomorrow.
Macau native, Rodolfo Avila managed to secure the fifth fastest time before he spun causing the first stopped session. Malaysian drivers, Tunku Hammam and Mok Weng Sun will line up in sixth and seventh respectively while Frank Yu, Dilantha Malagamuwa and guest driver Wayne Shen are in ninth, tenth and twelfth.
Thirteenth place Kevin Tse, set his best time on his second lap before spinning midway through the Qualifying session, causing the second race stop.
Despite having a sprained ankle, Eddie Yau clocked a best time of 2:43.007 to place him in the middle of the pack in 15th ahead of David Lai and Siu Yuk Lung. Towards the end of the session, Lai hit the wall at the Melco Hairpin causing the final stop of the day and cutting the already delayed session short with 9 minutes to go.
British driver Matthew Perry clocked 2:46.068 to place him 18th and the fastest of the GT4 Asia Cup drivers. His Track Torque Racing teammate, Nigel Farmer set the second best time among the GT4 drivers with Concord Dynaten Motorsports’ Mark Williamson just behind.
The trio are followed by Adrian Henry D’Silva, 2010 GT4 Asia Cup Champion Daniel Bilski, Ryan Marsden, Frank Yee and Gerard Yap in 27th, 30th to 33rd respectively.
A number of GT3 Asia guest drivers have also joined the foray with Wayne Shen in 12th, Marcel Tjia in 20th, John Shen in 22nd, Jeffrey Lee 26th, Akira Mizutani 28th and Billy Fung in 29th.
The Macau GT Cup is held as part of the Star-River Windsor Arch 57th Macau Grand Prix held this weekend at the Guia International Circuit. The race is scheduled to be held at 10.05am, Sunday 21 November 2010.