EU3000: Zolder qualifying report

Siedler claims his fourth pole position Norbert Siedler took his fourth pole of the season in Qualifying for Round Eight of the SUPERFUND Euro 3000 Championship in Zolder. Starting the race tomorrow next to Siedler on the front row of the grid...

Siedler claims his fourth pole position

Norbert Siedler took his fourth pole of the season in Qualifying for Round Eight of the SUPERFUND Euro 3000 Championship in Zolder. Starting the race tomorrow next to Siedler on the front row of the grid in second place is Jonny Reid of John Village Automotive. Team mate Alex Lloyd clocked up the third fastest time of the session.

After setting the fastest time in this morning's Free Practice session, Siedler dominated the fifty minutes of Qualifying and put in the only sub 1:23:000 time of the session on lap two of his six completed laps.

Jonny Reid posted his fastest lap on his second new tyre run with a 1:23.156 before spinning into the gravel at the Bianchi corner causing the yellow flag to come out.

With less than two minutes remaining in the session, the Yellow Flag came out again as Allam Khodair slid off track into the tyre wall at the same corner as Reid.

Undeterred, Siedler went out to clock up his fastest flying lap of the day with a time of 1:22.752 nearly two seconds quicker than his best time of the morning practice session.

Last week's race winner, Alex Lloyd will start from the second row with a time of 1:23.165. Championship leader, Fabrizio Del Monte qualified in seventh place with a 1:23.827 and will start on the fourth row alongside Tuka Rocha who drives this weekend for Euronova.

Norbert Siedler (AUT), ADM Motorsport:

"It's fantastic to be back on pole again! We had a much better set-up than in Dijon and I have to say a big thank you to all my team who have done a really good job here this weekend. I know that if the car is okay, I'm really good at Qualifying and I had a great afternoon. It's good to be ahead of the JVA cars as they are both really quick but I'm looking forward to an exciting race tomorrow."

Jonny Reid, John Village Automotive:

"I was going for pole or nothing out there this afternoon so I'm slightly frustrated. I made a mistake but I'll walk away from my spin a more experienced driver. Qualifying's not my strongest point but I'm definitely learning rapidly! I have to accept second and work as hard as I can from the front row. The start of the race is going to be crucial and we're going to see some very close racing tomorrow."

Alex Lloyd, John Village Automotive:

"Qualifying didn't go as well as the warm-up and I think we probably shot ourselves in the foot yesterday as we set the car up for the slippery track conditions which have since improved today. We didn't get as much time out of the new tyres in Qualifying as we hoped but there's still a lot of room for changes overnight. There's everything still to play for and I can still do well from the second row."

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Alex Lloyd , Norbert Siedler , Tuka Rocha , Jonny Reid , Allam Khodair