Ladygin, Fulin and Krammes claim pole position
Petr Fulín and Kevin Krammes maintained their invincibility in the ETCC qualifying
Both, the Czech in S2000 and the German in S1600 claimed their fourth consecutive pole position, however, it was Single-Make Trophy’s Anton Ladygin who emerged as the fastest overall.
Ladygin and Aurélien Comte ousted each other from the provisional pole in the first half of the session, with the Frenchman posting a lap of 1:52.932 that put him well ahead of the rest of the field.
However, Fulín was capable to improve further to 1:52.697 and placed himself on top of the time sheet.
Then, with eleven minutes left on the clock, Comte’s SEAT stopped along the track and forced the race director to red-flag the session for recovering the broken car. This was also the end of Comte’s hopes to regain pole position.
Only a few drivers were able to improve when the session resumed. Igor Skuz was timed at 1:53.553 that gave him a provisional fourth position overall, but then Ladygin stopped the watch at 1:52.186 and claimed his first ETCC pole position, demoting Ladygin to third and Comte to third.
In the S1600, ‘Romeo Luciano’ looked safe on pole with a lap of 2:07.214, but in the last minutes his time was bettered by Gilles Bruckner first (2:06.391) and eventually by Krammes (2:06.320) who was the last to take the chequered flag and stole pole position.