EU3000: Round seven qualifying report

Alex Lloyd took his second consecutive pole of the season in Qualifying for Round Seven of the SUPERFUND Euro 3000 Championship in Dijon. Starting the race tomorrow next to Lloyd on the front row of the grid in second place is Nicky Pastorelli of...

Alex Lloyd took his second consecutive pole of the season in Qualifying for Round Seven of the SUPERFUND Euro 3000 Championship in Dijon. Starting the race tomorrow next to Lloyd on the front row of the grid in second place is Nicky Pastorelli of Draco Junior Team. Lloyd's John Village Automotive team mate, Jonny Reid clocked up the third fastest time of the session.

After dominating all three Free Practice sessions of the weekend, Lloyd posted his best time of 1:08.514 on his first run knocking over four tenths off his fastest time from this morning. Pastorelli clocked up a 1:08.922 in the first few minutes of the hour-long session to take second place on the timesheets. Jonny Reid starts the race tomorrow on the second row of the grid after completed a personal best time of 1:09.008.

Championship leader, Fabrizio Del Monte qualified fourth with a 1:09.240 and will start alongside Reid on the second row.

Alex Lloyd, John Village Automotive:

"The whole weekend has been perfect so far. Nicky posted a very fast time early on before I came out which made me slightly worried. I managed to bank a really quick time on my first run and it became apparent in the second run that noone was going to beat it so I was able to come into the pits with five minutes left in the session to sit tight and watch the others. It's been a great day all round but tomorrow's the one that counts so we have to stay focussed."

Nicky Pastorelli, Draco Junior Team:

"I am really happy with my qualifying position as I seem to be getting faster every time I go out on track. This afternoon I managed to split the John Village Automotive drivers which is fantastic as I didn't think I would make the first row of the grid. We did a lot of work on the car since this morning and it really has paid off. So let's hope we can improve at the same rate again for the race tomorrow!"

Jonny Reid, John Village Automotive:

"I can't complain as I did a personal best out there in Qualifying today, but it's a shame I couldn't have made it an all JVA front row for the team. I was definitely trying! I made a mistake and missed a gear in the long final sweep before the straight which would have cost me the front row, but that's racing. I'm just happy that both Alex and I have been consistent in qualifying and I'm really looking forward to the race tomorrow. This is such a unique circuit - it's awesome!"

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Alex Lloyd , Nicky Pastorelli , Jonny Reid