On Friday’s free practice, the driver from Tavullia closed session 2 in first place on the difficult Mount Panorama track
February 3, 2023
Valentino Rossi debuted at Mount Panorama, Australia, setting the fastest time in free practice 2 on Friday, dedicated to Bronze riders. It wasn’t the most competitive session. The Bathurst 12 Hours starts on Sunday, these are the times: the race starts on Sunday morning at 5.30 local time, when in Italy 19.30 on Saturday. It ends at 5.30pm on a Sunday in Australia, ie 7.30 in the morning on a Sunday in Italy.
Returning to Friday: the best time ever the Italian-Swiss signed it Raphael Marciello are Mercedes: 2:03.995. Rossi on par with him closed in 2:05.448.
The driver from Tavullia races for the WRT BMW Team and finished his session in first place, ahead of the Australian driver Brad Schumacher. The session in which Rossi participated was slowed down by two red flags, displayed due to accidents.
The times of the session in which Rossi raced
Even Marciello’s 2:03.995 (he was the only driver of the day to set a lap time of 2:03), in the most competitive session, was achieved in a shortened session at cause of Keith Kassulke’s accident.
Kassulke suffered a suspected mechanical failure as he approached the braking zone at The Chase. Despite the violent impact, the driver was not seriously injured, according to an official statement from the Bathurst 12 Hour: “After his accident in free practice 4 of the Bathurst 12 Hour driver Keith Kassulke was taken to the circuit medical center for checks Keith was conscious throughout, communicated with recovery teams and had no serious injuries.”
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