Mobile Formula 3 Grand Prix:
Saturday Qualifying Report
June 21, 2003
BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES- An excellent run from many of the drivers,
Qualifying was a "nail-biter."
Enzo Pastor leap frogged from dismal lap times and improved almost
3 seconds from his best practice times! In qualifying, Pastor set
the pace early in the session and posted the first 1:25 lap time
of the weekend! In the 5th lap, Enzo posted a 1:25.9! He then pitted
and waited for someone to best this time.
favorite, Pepon Marave from Shell Casino Filipino FILA Team Tom's,
was sidelined by a broken 3rd gear! This places him at the back
of the grid for Sunday. Unfortunate, as he was one of the pacesetters
Ambi Pur Car Team Goddard's Jojo Silverio didn't give up and kept
on lapping until he took pole position away from the young Pastor.
In the 13th lap of the qualifying session, Silverio posted a 1:25.8,
to claim the first spot on the grid.
Goddard, began to lap with a better pace, came in 3rd on the grid
with a best lap of 1:26.0.
top 3 drivers were separated by a mere .2 of a second! This should
make for a very close race on Sunday!