Craft-Bamboo Racing On Pole WEC Six Hours of Fuji


Published on October 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Craft-Bamboo Racing On Pole WEC Six Hours of Fuji

2014 World Endurance Championship. Round 5, Fuji, Japan. 9th - 12th October 2014. Photo: Drew Gibson.

It was the turn of Fernando Rees (BR) and Alex MacDowall (GB) to complete the session – that takes the two fastest laps from each driver and averages them to give a qualifying time – while team-mate Darryl O’Young (HK) took his turn to sit and advise with the engineering team. Having set the fastest lap in free practice three, Rees knew what he had to do and confidently set out onto the 4.5km long Fuji International Speedway in the Interrush-liveried Aston Martin. Wasting no time, the Brazilian recorded the top two lap times, which were unbeaten by any GT driver as the session unfolded.
2014 World Endurance Championship. Round 4, Austin, Texas. 18th - 20th September 2014. Photo: Drew Gibson.
“That was incredible,” commented Rees. “I drove here last year and I was very quick in qualifying so I was hoping I could do the same again. The team gave me the perfect car to go out there and get the car on provisional pole before handing over to Alex.”

After six laps, it was the turn of 23-year old MacDowall, who recorded the fastest lap of the second drivers to ensure that the Craft-Bamboo Racing car was the only one of the 13 GTE cars to get under the one-minute 40-seconds mark. In fact, the team’s average time was three tenths quicker than its closest rival.

2014 World Endurance Championship.Round 4, Austin, Texas.18th - 20th September 2014.Photo: Drew Gibson.

“I’ve not driven here before this weekend so I had to work hard to get up to speed really fast,” commented MacDowall. “I watched Fernando’s times and knew what I had to do. It’s great to take our first WEC pole – we just need to make sure we make the most of it in tomorrow’s race.” The Six Hours of Fuji starts at 11am local time on Sunday (tomorrow) 12 October.

Goodyear eagle 650x85(DSF)

About the Author is a service to the public and other website owners. is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and up-to-date. is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained inside.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑