EU3000: Catalunya qualifying notes

Rodriguez first pole in front of his public. Exciting final for this qualifying session with Ricci (Fisichella Motor Sport) leading till the very few minutes, when D'Ambrosio (Euronova) recorded the best chrono. But at the very end it was ...

Rodriguez first pole in front of his public.

Exciting final for this qualifying session with Ricci (Fisichella Motor Sport) leading till the very few minutes, when D'Ambrosio (Euronova) recorded the best chrono. But at the very end it was Rodriguez to grab the pole and to stop the leading in qualifying of Marco Bonanomi who had started from the first spot of the grid in all the previous races.

Behind the local driver of team Minardi (1'11"506), Giacomo Ricci, leader of the championship standings, was able to take the first line with a chrono of 1'11"802, in front of Jerome D'Ambrosio (1'11"812). Fourth place for his teammate Petrov, followed by Cronje (Auto Sport Racing), Gattuso and Rigon, who had a slight contact with D'Ambrosio.

Only tenth place for the usual qualifying star Marco Bonanomi who was struggling on the wet track and could not do better that 1'13"189.

This afternoon is already time for the first race, at 03.40 p.m., while the second one will be held tomorrow at the same time.

The Euroseries 3000, valid here in Barcellona, also for the Italian Championship, is sharing the paddock with the DTM champions.

<pre> QUALIFYING Barcelona 1. Roldan Rodriguez Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'11'506 2. Giacomo Ricci Lola B02/50 FMS 1'11'802 3. Jerome D'Ambrosio Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'11'812 4. Vitaly Petrov Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'11'959 5. Gavin Cronje Lola B02/50 Autosport 1'12'242 6. Tuka Rocha Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'12'278 7. Stefano Gattuso Lola B02/50 Autosport 1'12'827 8. Davide Rigon Lola B02/50 Minardi 1'12'925 9. Alessandro Ciompi Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'13'070 10. Marco Bonanomi Lola B02/50 FMS 1'13'189 11. Ivan Bellarosa Lola B02/50 Avelon 1'13'269 12. Matteo Cressoni Lola B02/50 Vanni/Traini 1'13'672 13. Johnny Cecotto Jr Lola B02/50 F.3000 Rookies' Team 1'14'117 14. Francesco Dracone Lola B02/50 Euronova 1'15'261

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