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Andrea Caldarelli to Motegi for 4th round of Formula Nippon 2011

Andrea Caldarelli to Motegi for 4th round of Formula Nippon 2011


While in Italy all one nation stops for the summer holidays, there is an Italian guy who never stops. Always around the world, hyperactive as a worker bee, the sting of San Giovanni Teatino Andrea Caldarelli is more active than ever. The twenty-one driver flew from Pescara to Japan at the beginning of the week to take part to the 4th round of Formula Nippon Championship 2011 at Twin Ring Motegi. The track, known to be one of the plants owned by Honda in Japan, has been severely hit in recent months by the earthquake in Fukushima, which is only a few hundred kilometers from the circuit. Moto GP has also shifted its date of this track, and instead the IRL has decided to use the conformation "road" instead of the usual oval just to avoid any sort of problem. Formula Nippon will then be held responsible for the successful maintenance of Japanese, who have also received confirmation of the FIM for the conduct of trials worldwide.

Andrea Caldarelli
"I'll only have one free practice session before qualifying on Saturday. The goal from the beginning of the season with the team Kondo is to pass the cut in Q1 improving as much as possible the feeling with the tyres. At Fuji we went very close to and on behalf of that enterprise groped again at Motegi. The situation in Japan a few months after the disaster is improving, the country has already been rebuilt and the alarm for the radiation emitted from the center of Fukushima is significantly decreased. Of course there is some warning as is normal, but we don’t give up, we’re here and we’ll continue to run in our goal, with the hope of bringing the flag of our country. Sunday I will have half an hour of practice before the race where I hope to be able to finish the set-up".

Week-end Timetable

-Saturday, August 6th 2011
9:40 – 10:40 Free Practice 1
13:50 – 14:44 Qualifying

Sunday, August 7th 2011
8:35 – 9:05 Free Practice 2
14:30 Race (52 laps)

Local Japanese times (GMT + 9)

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