Macau, FP2 - Barth escapes a heavy crash

The unfortunate driver was conscious and unscathed

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By Olivier Ferret

18 November 2011 - 06:05
Macau, FP2 - Barth escapes a heavy (...)

Chevrolet drivers were on top again in a session that came to a premature end when Fredy Barth crashed heavily his SUNRED car at the fast Paiol bend.

After the impact the Swiss driver was unconscious inside his car on fire. Marshals and firemen were intervened quickly, managing to extricate Barth and extinguish the flames.

The unfortunate driver was conscious and unscathed, although intoxicated for breathing the fire’s smoke. He was taken to the hospital for medical checks.

In the first dry session of the weekend, Rob Huff posted the fastest lap of 2:32.268, followed by Alain Menu (2:32.300) and Yvan Muller (2:32.397).

Once again Tiago Monteiro was the best of the rest, fourth with the time of 2:34.430, ahead of Darryl O’Young (2:34.835), the best of the Yokohama Trophy.

Javier Villa also hit the wall at Faraway, but he managed to limp back to the pits with his twisted car.

Pos. Driver Car Time Gap
01 R. Huff Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:32.268
02 A. Menu Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:32.300 +0.032s
03 Y. Muller Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:32.397 +0.129s
04 T. Monteiro SR Leon 1.6T 2:34.430 +2.162s
05 D. O’Young Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:34.835 +2.567s
06 G. Tarquini SR Leon 1.6T 2:35.113 +2.845s
07 M. Bennani BMW 320 TC 2:35.391 +3.123s
08 A. Couto SR Leon 1.6T 2:35.406 +3.138s
09 T. Coronel BMW 320 TC 2:35.742 +3.474s
10 N. Michelisz BMW 320 TC 2:35.926 +3.658s
11 F. Engstler BMW 320 TC 2:36.007 +3.739s
12 M. Nykjaer SR Leon 1.6T 2:36.008 +3.740s
13 F. Barth SR Leon 1.6T 2:36.192 +3.924s
14 J. Villa BMW 320 TC 2:36.921 +4.653s
15 K. Poulsen BMW 320 TC 2:37.061 +6.793s
16 A. Dudukalo SR Leon 1.6T 2:37.683 +5.415s
17 P. Oriola SR Leon 1.6T 2:38.878 +6.610s
18 C. Ng BMW 320 TC 2:41.914 +9.646s
19 R. Dahlgren Volvo C30 2:42.336 +10.068s
20 J. Merszei BMW 320 si 2:42.728 +10.460s
21 G. Kwok BMW 320 TC 2:46.365 +14.097s
22 Mak Ka Lok BMW 320 si 2:48.764 +16.496s
23 F. Desouza Chevrolet Lacetti 2:50.012 +17.744s
24 P. Ma BMW 320 si 2:52.596 +20.328s
25 Kuok Io Keong Chevrolet Lacetti 3:41.583 +1:09.315s

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