Speedcar: Christopher Zoechling Dubai qualifying report

Zoechling sensational third in qualifying Rookie Christopher Zoechling continued to surprise the motorsport world, coming a sensational third in the qualifying for the Speedcar Series' opening race in Dubai. "I did the same as yesterday, but...

Zoechling sensational third in qualifying

Rookie Christopher Zoechling continued to surprise the motorsport world, coming a sensational third in the qualifying for the Speedcar Series' opening race in Dubai.

"I did the same as yesterday, but we have managed to find the perfect setup fort he car", Zoechling was delighted. For most of the session the rookie was in midfield attempting to find this "perfect setup" and in his last stint managed to lap the Autodrome in 2:05:380 minutes which earned him third place. "The first two sectors were really good, but I lost some time in third."

A proud Durango team spokesman Giuseppe Dorigo commented: "We are extremely happy with Chris' performance. Now everybody in the grid knows how good he is. However, we are already cooperating with him on GP2 level, which means, there is a lot of hard work ahead of him."

Former F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi secured Pole Position -- earning USD 10.000 bonus -- ahead of Germany's Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Zoechling outpaced his famous team Jacques Villeneuve by two seconds. The Canadian battled with technical problems and only finished penultimate.

Despite his impressive display Zoechling remains modest. "My goal are the top 5. Anything above that would be amazing." The first race takes off Friday 3:10 pm Dubai local time.

-credit: cz

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Series Stock car
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Jacques Villeneuve , Vitantonio Liuzzi , Christopher Zöchling