In nearly the same spot where Kuo made contact with the wall, Jerald Hernandez had his wheels lock and thus understeered into the outer wall, causing quite the spectacle of a crash.
Having personally known Jerald since March this year, I was personally hurt to see his flagship E46 in tatters. It was a mess; the hood had broken through the windshield, and the front right shock tower had been impacted so hard it contacted and damaged the valve cover on the LS inside.
Further down the paddock, Daniel Kuo looked over the damage to his FD RX-7. I was genuinely impressed when I overheard his phone call referring to replacement arms; he was fully intending to keep going, even after such a hit into the wall just a few hours earlier.
However, back on track, the tandem practice had begun.
As media, tandem practice is especially important as it gives a first look at how drivers size up against their competition, who’s working on their lines; all in all, important information for capturing the Top 16.
Of course, this time the track was shared by FD Pro 1 drivers; who of course stole the show.