Round 16 - Japan (Suzuka)
Pos No. Driver Team Cl. Time Diff. Laps Pts 1. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 1:26.016 +00.000 11 20 2. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1:26.104 +00.088 11 16 3. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1:26.801 +00.785 11 14 4. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1:27.739 +01.723 11 12 5. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1:28.115 +02.099 9 10 6. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1:28.259 +02.243 8 8 7. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 1:29.417 +03.401 8 6
Pos No. Driver Team Cl. Time Diff. Pts 1. # 1 Jan Svehlik Bolgani Ace 1h22:22.843 +0:00.000 180 +5+3 2. # 4 Steffen Diener Power Tech Ace 1h22:41.282 +0:18.439 170 +5 3. #15 Benjamin Suerig Amiga Racing Ace 1h23:41.718 +1:18.875 165 +5 4. # 2 Darren Crawford Bolgani Ace 1h24:39.814 +2:16.971 160 5. #25 Jim Spratt Lotus Pro 1h25:14.965 +2:52.122 155 6. #11 Ian Parkhouse Phoenix Pro 1h26:07.265 +3:44.422 151 7. #39 Robert Wilson Powerecoil-2000 Pro 37 laps 71.17% 102
"The final race, Japan GP. Nothing to say. I have pushed not so hard, so I made no major mistakes. I am lucky that the team Bolgani have won the Constructor Championship. Looking forward for the next season. Hope that it will start. Would like thank Mike Hogg and Darren Crawford, for they pretty good racing skills and Oliver Roberts for moderating the championship."
Steffen Diener (Power Tech), 2nd:
"The last race of the seasson started well for me. I
improved my qualifying time from last time. The race
itself was a bit annoying because of CCs paying no
intension at all. But I also improved my race time a
bit, so it's a good end of the season."
Benjamin Suerig (Amiga Racing), 3rd:
"Although I was leading most of the time, I am not completely content with my performance. Especially before my first pitstop I made several terrible mistakes which almost made me end up in the wall. Talking about pitstops: I used one set of C tires and then stopped every 10 laps for D tires. For me as a rookie the race was a rather hard one."
Darren Crawford (Bolgani), 4th:
"Started off smooth, had two tires off the track several times, slowed me down a bit. Three laps to go I just about ploughed into the back of Wurz, his car had quit and it was one of those 'Oh my god!", and head for the grass kind of moments. Took the checkered flag and there was much rejoicing. It was a good year for the old rookie, and good luck to all."
Jim Spratt (Lotus), 5th:
"Ohhh pressure, as I'm 7 points behind Ian after qualifying. This race was
however ran before I even saw the USA result, and I'd like to wish Iam the best
of luck - may the best man win!!!. My race went like clockwork till lap 6, when
I pushed too hard coming out of turn 6, resulting in a spin and I ended facing
the wrong way. THis cost me bigtime as Mikka re-took the lead, but by lap 10 I
was back in front. Then it was a case of build a gap for my 1st pit-stop.
However Mikka managed to take the lead again but I re-took the lead by lap 18,
and went on to win the race, lapping the entire field. A perfect end to what
will hopefully be a perfect year..."
Ian Parkhouse (Phoenix), 6th:
"Knowing that finishing the race was crucial for me to keep in the hunt for the
Pro title I was driving at about 95% and being ultra-cautious when passing back
markers, driving into the pits and when I saw yellow flags.
The most important thing was finishing this race. I just hope I did it fast
enough the win the Pro title!"
Robert Wilson (Powerecoil-2000), 7th:
"Just a poor race from start to end really. I couldn't be bothered with this
one at all."