Klaas van Snelheid has become the first driver to take two pole positions in 2019, heading team mate Nathaniel Powers to lead to second Downton front row row lockout of the year.
North Star team principal Nick Forrest has given his thoughts on the incident between lead driver Johan Halvosen and the Excelsior of Lewis Ellington which took place during Friday practice.
Just like in the Chinese qualifying session, Nathaniel Powers was fastest in practice for the Malaysian V-Prix, but only just ahead of Felix Perez by just 4 thousandths of a second. It wasn’t smooth running for anyone however after a red flag divided practice into two effectively 20 minute sessions after a red flag due to two bizarre incidents.
Good morning and welcome to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the team principal’s Thursday press conference ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian V-Prix – bet you never guessed that - round four of the 2019 Formula Virtual World Championship. Joining us today, from left to right, are; Alex Easton of deep breath Ecotricity DS Automobiles Team Phoenix, Adrian Arnello of Arnello Milner and Ronson Autosport, Bradley Downton of Downton FV Team, Jamie Franklin of Franklin and Steve Busce- I mean Rai Miyamoto from Ocelot Japan Racing. Welcome to everyone.
Ocelot principle Rai Miyamoto has come out publicly stating that 2021 will be the year Ocelot will be going out full force for once again a successful shot at the world title. Following the team's best result in 2018.
''We know this year is a developmental year, new factory, new driver and new sponsors. These things take time but according to our plan. 2021 will be the big year for us. Where things will fall into place and line. Where we can upset the hierarchy of the big 3 once again.''
''We do have the flexabiity to focus on 2020 if we wish, but we think we've the way it's going one more year will give us exactly what we need. All I can say is that Ocelot will be back near the top. After all we are inevitable.''
There was chaos and overtakes aplenty in the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday, but it was Klaas van Snelheid who took victory after snatching it off Adrien Simon with a few laps to go.
Nathaniel Powers has taken his maiden pole position of the season ahead of the 2019 Chinese V-Prix, but Downton were sensationally denied a second consecutive front-row lockout by the FIRST of Felix Pérez, who secured the American team's first ever front row start.
Klaas van Snelheid has topped practice for the second race in a row, heading his team mate and the DS Mathershaw duo with a sizeable gap back to the rest of the field.
Good morning and welcome to Shanghai, China for the team principal’s Thursday press conference ahead of this weekend’s Chinese V-Prix – round three of the 2019 Formula Virtual World Championship. Joining us today, from left to right, are; Adam Willis of Excelsior, Adam Blocker of FIRST Motorsport, Cory Evans from Koenigsegg Team Holmqvist, Kazuki Armos of Meteor International FV Team and Nick Forrest from North Star Racing. Welcome to you all.
After finishing top of the timesheets in Friday practice, Klaas van Snelheid continued his run of form this weekend, putting his Downton on pole for tomorrows Japanese V-Prix