Jono LesterToday was Practice and Qualifying for the second round of the Super Taikyu Endurance Series at Inje Speedium, South Korea. Kiwi driver Jono Lester was in action in the #28 PETRONAS Syntium Team Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.

Lester and his team mate Fariqe Hairuman took a double pole position today on the new circuit. Lester set the new Official Lap Record in the process.

Day Format

Super Taikyu Endurance Series
Round Two
Inje Speedium, South Korea
Saturday: PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
2hr Open Practice, 2-part Qualifying session
Weather: Warm, overcast, calm

Qualifying 1 (HAIRUMAN – grid for Race One)

Pos. No. Car Best Time Gap
1 28 PETRONAS SYNTIUM SLS AMG 1:35.456
2 1 PETRONAS SYNTIUM SLS AMG 1:35.713 +0.163
3 81 KONDO NISSAN GT-R 1:35.927 +0.534

Qualifying 2 (LESTER – grid for Race Two)

Pos. No. Car Best Time Gap
1 28 PETRONAS SYNTIUM SLS AMG 1:35.048
2 81 GTNET ADVAN NISSAN GT-R 1:35.048 +0.000
3 1 PETRONAS SYNTIUM SLS AMG 1:35.623 +0.585

Driver Quotes: Jono Lester

“That was one of the most tense qualifying sessions of my life, and to end it equal with the GTR sets up the prospect of an awesome battle in tomorrow’s race!”

“As the first drivers to lap the Inje Speedium, the circuit started with nearly no grid and has gradually improved over the day. However, we’re still nowhere near the potential of the circuit and I don’t believe we will see that for a few months yet.”

“Even better for us is a double-pole, with Fariqe [Hairuman] taking pole for race one also.”

“From what I’ve seen, you really have no opportunity to pass around here. So, we are poised for our goal of a clean sweep tomorrow providing we hold our nerve.”

Photo by PETRONAS Syntium Team.