Alesi takes pole in Malaysia

21.03.2008: Alesi takes pole in Malaysia

Jean Alesi timed the fastest lap at Speedcar Series' qualifying today, putting him on pole position when the first race of the weekend is flagged off.

Alesi clocked a best time of 2:11.342 followed closely by Briton Johnny Herbert, with a 1.39 second gap, leading by 0.01 second over Austrian Mathias Lauda.

The 45 minute qualifying session determined the starting grid for the first race of the weekend tomorrow morning. The top 8 finishers of the first race will be placed in reverse order on the grid for the second race on Friday.

Alesi currently leads the pack with the 18 points scored thus far in the inaugural season. Hot on his heels is German driver Uwe Alzen with 14 points and Mathias Lauda follows in third spot with 12 points.

 

Pos Driver Team Time

1. J. Alesi Speedcar Team 2:11.342

2. J. Herbert Speedcar Team 2:12.732

3. M. Lauda G.P.C. Team 2:12.742

4. D. Terrien UP Team 2:13.414

5. U. Alzen Phoenix Racing 2:14.014

6. A. Mikola Speedcar Team 2:14.165

7. H. AL Maktoum UP Team 2:14.479

8. U. Katayama Speedcar Team 2:14.597

9. G. Morbidelli Speedcar Team 2:14.602

10. S. Johansson Speedcar Team 2:14.670

11. N. Navarro First Centreville 2:14.673

12. F. Giroix First Centreville 2:15.213

13. M. Lee Speedcar Team 2:16.508

14. C. Danner Phoenix Racing 2:17.072

15. A. Yoong Speedcar Team 2:17.436

16. J. Lehto Speedcar Team 2:17.740

About Speedcar Series

The Speedcar Series is a one-make stockcar-style competition featuring identical 620bhp cars. The series is based in Dubai, and is taking place across Asia and the Middle East. The series features a mix of ex-Formula One and international drivers. A prize-fund of USD 3 million will be distributed to drivers at the end of the season, with the eventual champion receiving USD 600,000.

About Grand Racing

Beginning 2008, with strong partnerships in promoting the events, Speedcar Series jointly collaborates with GP2 Asia in 5 races as 'Grand Racing' event. Two of which will be coinciding with F1 in Malaysia and Bahrain.

TV Rights Speedcar Series TV rights are distributed by One-o-one UK Ltd 

 

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