Rifat Sungkar with Fastron World Rally Team, has been in the U.S. for 5 to follow the Rally America series, the New England Forest Rally (NEFR), which will be held on 26-27 July 2013.
With a target capable of reaching top 5, Rifat doing testing on Sunday morning local time yesterday, to get the car settings to suit the character trajectory to be traversed.
Rifat along with the mechanics of the Libra Racing team, conduct testing for approximately 4 hours in “Team O’Neil Rally School” in the city of Dolton, about 2 hours drive from home base while Fastron World Rally Team in Burlington, the state of Vermont.
This testing is necessary because of the character of the track in NEFR itself is very High Speed. In 2012 January, the average speed in NEFR is about 110 km / hour. At the time of testing, Rifat Sungkar doing two training sessions on the track along the 3 km.
In sessions conducted in the morning, felt that the engine has too much power in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) under the 3000, which is actually very good for a meandering path, but less suitable for high speed track that character.
“But after doing the rounds as much as 15 laps, we found the ideal machine settings in the power band between 4500-5600 with a boost pressure of 1.7 bar” Rifat said through a press release received Tribunnews.com. “As for the tires, my mechanic and team agreed to choose the medium tires hard, considering the mileage of each special stage is quite far away and the weather forecast at the time of the match will be hot. This morning when we start practice, the air temperature was around 25 ° C, but around noon rose to 30 ° C “added Rifat.
Fastron World Rally Team exercise yesterday along with Antoine L’Estage, who won in 2012 NEFR ago. While other leading racers like David Higgins and Ken Block, is also rumored to be practicing in the same place today. In this exercise, Rifat has not been accompanied by a navigator, Steve Lancaster, newly arrived in America last night.
“But this does not interfere with our preparation of Fastron World Rally Team, because me and Steve have been playing together on a WRC event in Greece last year” said Rifat.
New England Forest Rally or NEFR own, known as one of the best rally in the U.S.. In the beginning, the owner of Libra Racing, John Buffumlah who organized this rally for more than 16 years. For 2 days, 57 racers will be faced with a fairly wide track, because the track is actually the track used logging trucks.
In fact, because the average speed is too high, the organizing committee will make some chichane, ie deliberately dibelok street-corner to reduce speed.
“I was with Fastron World Rally Team will make every effort to achieve the best results. Our target is the top 5 positions, as well as proving that “Indonesia Cool” could achieve, especially in the arena of rallying. We ask his blessing prayer, so that things run smoothly “said Rifat Sungkar.
Jakarta – Vice Governor Basuki Purnama T received a visit from the Board Core KONI Jakarta to discuss the preparation of athletes ahead of next PON. Here he is familiarly called Ahok was advised that Jakarta should be represented by the best athletes.
Ahok at the meeting confirmed that the athletes selected to represent Jakarta in PON later not based on personal personal aspect. Athletes selected best will, although probably not a native of Jakarta.
“There should be no quota-jatahan again. Di Jakarta is a lot of newcomers. Example of the best all of eastern Indonesia, then we do not think should, dong. Nobody called it, ‘Betawi there should be a two-deh’, we want the best, “he told reporters at city hall, Jalan Merdeka Selatan, Friday (07/19/2013).
He also explained prefers to send its athletes than athletes trained abroad by coach from abroad. Is chosen so that the athletes had a good sparring partner.
“We are also thinking to bring in a coach here, but disadvantages if he did not bring the coach there who had great sparring partner,” he said.
About which countries could be the athletes aim to sharpen skills, Ahok bercandanya replied with a distinctive style. “If sumo send to Japan, yes to the mas Icuk Badminton, gymnastics to Eastern Europe. Ball I do not know ya, to Brazil possible.”
In the mat PON XVIII 2012 last year, DKI Jakarta managed to emerge as the overall champion. PON next to be held in 2016 in West Java.
Jakarta – Indonesia Open golf championship will be held towards the end of 2013. Total prize 750 thousand U.S. dollars, or approximately USD 7.4 billion provided by the organizers for the winners.
Follow up cooperation Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) by the Asian Tour committee (IMPL) and golfing great agency, IMG, Indonesia Open tournament will take place on November 28-December 1 next.
Pantai Indah Kapok Course chosen as the venue for the event which is also included in the calendar of the 2013 Asian Tour event.
A total of 144 golfers scheduled to take part. Details, 94 Asian Tour players, 10 of the 200 ranked golfers of the world, 30 of the PGI, and 10 others from the sponsor.
“This is the last year I served as chairman of PGI. Therefore, begin this year PGI want to make Indonesia become more petandingan Open feels better,” said chairman of PGI, Arifin Panigoro, in a press conference held at his residence, Jalan No. Jenggala 1. 2, South Jakarta, Thursday (27/06/2013) noon CST.
“Indonesia Open theme this time will be accentuating the youth or young.’ll Look young players who will be seed top golfers in the future,” he added.
Asian Tour chief executive, Mike Kerr, Indonesia believes that the implementation of the Open Championship is going to be a success.
“I am convinced that IMPL and the Indonesian Open championship will be a success. A world-class golf spectacle will be presented at this event,” added Kerr.
LONDON – World boxing will again witnessed one of the best living legend, Joe Calzaghe. Former boxer from Wales bloody Sardinia (Italy) was going to comeback to the sports arena which has made his name
But do not misunderstand, the former Italian boxer nicknamed Dragon did not get back into the ring, but behind the scenes to form a team to coach, as well as the management to introduce a number of potential young boxers.
Working closely with his father, Enzo Calzaghe, a living legend who is also often referred to as The Pride of Wales it will be designated as promoters. Soon, the team will be formed and Calzaghe will seek support from the Television
“Yesterday, we were a long discussion with Joe to discuss the positives and negatives he returned to the world of boxing – a result, we agreed to come back,” said the father, as excerpted BoxingSocialist, Tuesday (23/07/2013).
“For that, I will soon form a team Calzaghe! I myself will be the main coach and Brian Coleman as an assistant. Joe himself will be the manager as well as promote our boxers. Hopefully soon we can get support from the TV station, “said Enzo Calzaghe.