Legendary Imola, close to Bologna in Northern Italy is the venue for the third round of the 2014 PATA European Junior Cup and the opening Free Practice and Qualifying sessions this afternoon saw American charger Alex Wisdom (CADS Racing) finish in a provisional 16th on the grid for Sunday’s race after a set-up gamble prevented the fast American rider from challenging for the top ten.
Alex, despite being back on row 6, albeit with one final qualifying session tomorrow, is confident of improving after analysis of the data clearly showed where significant improvements can be made and is taking the positives that unlike a year ago, he has completed both of the opening day sessions, lapping considerably faster than he ever has at the technical Italian circuit.
With the weather forecast tipped to be even hotter tomorrow, Alex is expecting to move forward a number of places to give himself the best chance of challenging for his 3rd point scoring finish in a row in the race on Sunday.
Alex Wisdom – CADS Racing: “I figured it would take me a little while to learn the track after all of the problems that I had here last year. We tried something with the gearing that didn’t work, but we had to try it today to give us the best shot in final qualifying tomorrow. I know where I can improve and I am confident that we can drop the lap times quite a lot. I am looking forward to tomorrow and the weather will be hot like today so I am ready!”
photos courtesy of Vaclav Duska Jnr.