EU3000: Spa qualifying notes, times

Three poles out of three for Bonanomi. Martini fixes his own car Third consecutive pole position in three races for the new qualifying king, Marco Bonanomi. In Spa, third round of the season, he dominated all the session bringing on top again...

Three poles out of three for Bonanomi. Martini fixes his own car

Third consecutive pole position in three races for the new qualifying king, Marco Bonanomi. In Spa, third round of the season, he dominated all the session bringing on top again the Fisichella Motor Sport Team. Bonanomi responded firmly to any tentative from his team-mate Ricci, championship leader and winner of three races out of four.

The young driver from Lecco lowered his fastest time from the initial 2'06"895 to 2'05"127. Ricci was second fastest in 2'06"405, just in front of Roldan Rodriguez. The Spanish driver turned a strong 2'06"710 after hiding in the two practice sessions. Astromega's Tuka Rocha will close the second row, as he beat Matteo Cressoni (Vanni-Traini). Side-by-side with the LMES 2005 GT champion will start Vitaly Petrov for Euronova. Seventh place went to Paolo Nocera, who went off in turn 8 and couldn't improve his time.

Unlucky debut for Jason Tahinci (Astromega): the officials cancealed all his laptimes due to a forbidden in-session refuelling. Martini was 12th; after breaking an uniball he tried to fix the damage by himself, and came back in his pit in time to do a flying lap. <pre> QUALIFYING PRACTICES ROUND 3 Spa Francorchamps

Pos Driver              Car              Team           Time
1.  Marco Bonanomi      Lola B02/50      FMS            2'06"127
2.  Giacomo Ricci       Lola B02/50      FMS            2'06"405
3.  Roldan Rodriguez    Lola B02/50      Minardi        2'06"710
4.  Tuka Rocha          Lola B02-50      Astromega      2'07"183
5.  Matteo Cressoni     Lola B02/50      Vanni/Traini   2'07"297
6.  Vitaly Petrov       Lola B02/50      Euronova       2'07"307
7.  Paolo Nocera        Lola B02/50      FMS            2'08"279
8.  Juan Caceres        Lola B02/50      Minardi        2'08"310
9.  Marcello Puglisi    Lola B02/50      Euronova       2'08"432
10. Stefano Gattuso     Lola B02/50      Autosport      2'08"626
11. Oliver Martini      Lola B02/50      Avelon         2'09"178
12. Ivan Bellarosa      Lola B02/50      Avelon         2'09"190
13. Gavin Cronje        Lola B02/50      Autosport      2'09"812
DNQ Jason Tahinci       Lola B02-50      Astromega       no time

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Marco Bonanomi , Stefano Gattuso , Matteo Cressoni , Ivan Bellarosa , Jason Tahinicioglu , Tuka Rocha , Juan Caceres , Vitaly Petrov , Giacomo Ricci , Gavin Cronje , Marcello Puglisi , Paolo Nocera