The 59th Macau GP is well underway and the F3 qualification rounds and race now complete.
The week got off to a good start with the car arriving safely and Harry taking the time to explore the gruelling street circuit (pictured below). And following a couple of fantastic drives in the qualification round and race, Harry will start the F3 final in 6th position.
Entering the practice round, Harry Soden (Harry Tincknell Racing coordinator) said: “Today is about learning the track and getting as many laps in as possible.” Harry finished practice in 16th out of the 30-strong field.
“Tomorrow is about pushing harder from the word go and trying to aim for a top ten position,” added Harry Soden, which is exactly what Harry Tincknell then delivered in the first qualifying round.
“Position 7, qualifying as the second highest rookie and 4 tenths off pole was a very good drive,” summarised Harry Soden trackside. Whilst Harry Tincknell tweeted: “Will start from P7 for the qualification race on myMacaudebut. Happy as we’re in the mix from there amongst the best of Formula Three.”
And despite a suspension problem which was only noticed on the grid, Harry Tincknell then produced a mega drive in the qualifying race to move from 7th and claim 6th position in the final tomorrow. Harry Tincknell tweeted his reaction: “Finished P6 from 7th on the grid in the qualifying race here inMacau today! Had to manage a big problem throughout the race so very happy!”
So Harry will start Sunday’s final on the grid in 6th position for what is sure to be an exciting 15-lap race around the tough Macau street circuit.
At this juncture we would like to offer condolences to the families of Portuguese motorbike racer, Luis Carreira, and touring car driver, Phillip Yau, both of whom tragically died in accidents at this year’s Macau GP.