Prette continues good form to claim pole

Ferrari Challenge Philippe Prette

Italian Philippe Prette continued his dominance of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia / Pacific event in Melbourne on Friday.

Prette – who was quickest in two of the three practice sessions on Thursday – claimed pole position for Race 1 after an impressive drive on Friday morning.

The Blackbird Concessionaires Hong Kong driver led the timesheets throughout the majority of the 25-minute qualifying session on day two of the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 and finished 0.091 seconds clear of Irishman Hector Lester.

Ferrari of Cincinnati driver James Weiland and FM Korea’s Jay Park will start on the second row of the grid in Saturday’s Race 1 after qualifying third and fourth respectively.

Japan’s Kazuyuki Yamaguchi had a Friday to forget, crashing at the exit of Turn 2. 

The Cornes Osaka driver lost control of the rear of his car while exiting the left-hander of Turn 2, hitting the inside barrier head on. 

The incident briefly suspended the session while the track was cleaned up after Yamaguchi’s car left oil and grass on the circuit.

The opening race of the weekend for the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia / Pacific event commences at 10:45am Saturday morning. 

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