Jani Shines at Brno Qualifying 1. We had it at Magny-Cours and Valencia, and on Friday at Brno the rain came out once more! Bad luck again for the Eurocup FR V6 drivers, who seem to get wet whenever they take to the track. The Czech shower ...
Jani Shines at Brno
We had it at Magny-Cours and Valencia, and on Friday at Brno the rain came out once more! Bad luck again for the Eurocup FR V6 drivers, who seem to get wet whenever they take to the track. The Czech shower was thankfully short, but it held the drivers up in the pitlane for some time. Once things got underway, the track conditions were instrumental in shaking things up. Jani was first to set pole position, then headed wisely back in. Interestingly, no-one lapped with rain tyres.
For a while pole was in the hands of Bell (David Price Racing), before being passed on to his team-mate Shimoda. Next came Van Laggen (Interwetten.com), while Shimoda span out into the gravel. With the chequered flag looming, Bell was holding first place on the grid. But then the big boys came out to play! Jani (Dams), the last man to get flying, took the fastest lap with a 1'50''253, just in front of the ever- present Mondini (EuroInternational), and with Barth (Interwetten.com), still riding the high of his Monaco race win, in third ahead of Proetto (EuroInternational). Also grabbing our attention were the excellent performance of the Cram drivers, with Campaniço and Martinez qualifying fifth and sixth.
Qualifying 2. (Clear, dry track)
After a lap or two to stretch their legs, it was back into the garage for the Eurocup drivers to await their team managers' orders to head out onto the track. But it was no rest for the Avelon Formula team, as they worked on repairing Bellarosa's car, who had come back in with a punctured right rear wheel and some worrying smoke emanating from the engine. For the others it was a case of seeing who would be first to strike, with Barth eventually getting things moving. But the German would not remain in front for long, as Jani put in a flying lap of 1'50''792 to seal the pole, despite the efforts of first Proetto then Mondini. In the end it was Bell who took the second fastest time to share the front row with Jani.
A double pole then for Jani, who makes it three in a row. The Swiss driver would certainly seem to be finally on the move. Also performing well was his team-mate Rojas, who took fourth ahead of Van Lagen and Proetto.