fbpx Press "Enter" to skip to content

Torrente – ‘It wasn’t my best day’

Please Share!

F1H2o Championship leader Shaun Torrente had to settle for sixth place in today’s qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.

A few hours after the BRM F1 qualifying I asked him for his thoughts.

Shaun, sixth on the grid tomorrow, probably not where you wanted to be?

In Q2 I had only posted the sixth fastest time when Victory Team’s Ahmed Al-Hameli barrel-rolled.

Race Control were keen to get Q3 underway without a five minute break and the time schedule for TV has to be respected.

I understand the organisers time pressures, it was totally my fault that I didn’t put in a faster lap.

In the Q3 Shoot-out you ran a 44.13sec, were you happy with the set-up?

Yes, I was happy with the boat, because I went out first in Q3 there were still rollers on the side of the course where Turn 1 and Turn 2 are, so I couldn’t run the time I could normally run.

Once again, I should have posted a quicker Q2 time so I didn’t have to go out first.

Your Team manager Guido Cappellini told Neil Perkins earlier:

Shaun is in sixth and now it depends on the start.

It is very possible that we can get three boats in the top three positions after the second buoy.

I guess that you will be totally focused on tomorrow’s lights?

It’s not the end of the world, I’m looking for a good start, push forward like I always do, hope to salvage some good points and then move on to Sharjah.

It’s a long Championship and it’s all going to be about Sharjah.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

© Powerboat Racing World.

Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Powerboat Racing World with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.