Super Nova - Malaysia Race 1 review

Super Nova - Malaysia Race 1 review

04.04.2009: After yesterdays fantastic qualifying session for both Super Nova drivers, British driver James Jakes began Race 1 at Sepang International Circuit in sunny Malaysia 3rd on the grid with Javier Villa not far behind in 5th.

After yesterdays fantastic qualifying session for both Super Nova drivers, British driver James Jakes began Race 1 at Sepang International Circuit in sunny Malaysia 3rd on the grid with Javier Villa not far behind in 5th.
 
Unfortunately the race did not begin well for Javier, who after stalling, had to start again from the pit lane. Despite this poor start however, Javier pushed hard throughout the race and for the large majority of laps was quicker than P1. He also set the fastest lap time of 1:48.208 on lap 21. He finished the race in 19th position.

James also didn’t start well but luckily managed not to stall and after only a few laps, had regained the places he’d lost. He maintained a good pace throughout the race and with a great pit stop from the team, James finished 3rd for Super Nova!

James Jakes
”I made a poor start but was very lucky not to stall and after that I managed to settle into a rhythm and gain a few places. The team made a great pit stop. Apart from the poor start I think we could have won the race today. I look forward to tomorrows race and hopefully we can get another podium.”

Javier Villa
“It wasn’t a good start. I stalled and in this moment my race was finished. We started again in the pit lane and pushed to the maximum that we can. We did the fastest lap and also for 90% of the laps we were quicker than P1. All the team did a very good job and I am sure that we can push very hard in tomorrows race.”

Team Principal David Sears
“A great result for James, who showed strong pace throughout the race and if not for the bad start he could easily have won the race. A great disappointment for Javi. After stalling on the grid, he then proceeded to post ten of the fastest twelve race laps. We hope that with the pace shown by both drivers we can have an even better result tomorrow.”

Race 2 will take place tomorrow at 13:30hrs local time.


- Carly Taylor, Super Nova

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04.04.2009 / MaP

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