Weekend two of the 2014 Florida Winter Tour is officially underway with the Rotax classes getting their chance to hit the asphalt at Homestead-Miami Speedway. What started off as a cool day, heated up just as the Qualifying action hit the track. Friday’s action set the grids for both Saturday and Sunday’s prefinals with two separate qualifying sessions.
Rotax DD2 is full of stellar competition this weekend, with decorated drivers from all over the world competing.
The afternoon session set the grid for Saturdays prefinal and it was newly signed PSL Karting/CRG driver Daniel Formal who stormed to the pole-position. Formal edged out Italian Paulo de Conto (KMS/Birel) by only 0.07 seconds with Arnaud Kozlinski (Goodwood/Intrepid) just over a tenth off the pole time. American Alessandro Brennan (J3 Competition/Kosmic) was fourth with Nick Neri (OGP/TonyKart) fifth.
Canadians Jeffrey Kingley (PSL/CRG) Max Preston (Goodwood/Intrepid) and Fred Woodley (Maranello) were ninth, twelfth and thirteenth, while Alessandro Bizzotto (PSL/CRG) and Dominic Legrand (CRG) were just outside the top-15 in sixteenth and seventeenth.
In the morning session it was Kozlinski who topped the charts just ahead of Neri. Jordi Van Moorsel (KMS/Birel) of the Netherlands posted the third quickest time as Brennan was again fourth and Nelson Piquet Jr. (DFR/TonyKart) completing the top-five. De Conto and Formal sixth and seventh as their pace was obviously quicker in the afternoon.
Kingsley was again ninth overall with Woodley tenth. Preston, Legrand and Bizzotto hold positions fourteen through sixteen.