Konno suffers fiery accident
driving his JF3 Dallara 301, hit the wall on the exit of the
200kph kink before the last turn on his first lap of the second
session of the day. The car bounced off the wall ripping off
the fuel rail which then caused the car to immediately catch
fire. Konno was able to jump clear and was been taken to hospital
for precautionary checks on his right leg. The hospital reports
nothing is broken.
The car was completely destroyed in the fire. Ironically Konnos
team mate, Moreno Soeprapto,was forced to swipe the wall in
avoidance of his crashing team mate suffering some suspension
damage. This was Richard Josons first event as a team
owner, rather than an owner-driver, and he reported So
this is what it feels like to be a team owner, I shouldve
stuck to driving! All at JF3 were relieved to hear Konno
injuries were small.
for the day, this being the first day of official practice
for the Addict Mobile Asian Formula Three Superprix, was abandoned
in order that repairs could be made to the track, the asphalt
having melted in the conflagration.
first session had seen Ananda Mikola set the pace with a 1m
23.9 lap followed by Dado Pena on 1m 24.2. John OHara
was next with a 1m 25.4, Sy 1m 25.5, Avila and Jones 1m 25.8,
Winslow 1m 26.5 and Marave 1m 27.3. The Promotion Class was
headed by Greg Murphy with 1m 30.0, John Marcelo 1m 32.8,
JP Tuason 1m 33.0, Enzo Pastor 1m 33.7, Morales 1m 34.0 and
JP Carino on 1m 36.6. Konno and Soeprapto were running in
freshly rebuilt engines and did not set times.
will now be five sessions on Friday.