In his first start in the Rotax DD2 category former Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello (OGP/FA Kart) stormed to the top of the time charts in the second qualifying session for the Rotax DD2 category at the Florida Winter Tour presented by Cold Stone Creamery held at the Orlando Kart Center. Barrichello is taking on a stout International field of Rotax DD2 drivers making his outright speed that much more impressive.
The UK’s Jordan Lennox (Jim Russell Karting Academy/BirelART) earned the pole-position in the other qualifying session and will start from P1 on Sunday, while a flat tire held him back from challenging Barrichello’s time in Saturdays qualifying session.
The top-five starting order for Saturday will feature Barrichello, Swedens’s Douglas Lundberg (Goodwood/Intrepid), Canadian Fred Woodley (Prime/Maranello), American Nick Neri (Anderson/BirelART) and Italian Davide Fore (CRG USA/CRG). Canadian DTM racer Robert Wickens (Prime/Maranello) was only able to muscle the twelfth quickest time in very-tight field of drivers.
On Sunday, Lennox lead Fore, Lunderg, American Jake French (DKC/Sodikart) and Barrichello. Wickens was sixth quickest and Woodley eighth.