EU 2000: Imola Friday qualifying notes, results

Double pole for Kochem Qualifying 1. The 23 drivers in the line-up this weekend for round 8 of the FR 2000 championship took their time in coming out onto the track, but when they did they certainly wound up the session with a tremendous show....

Double pole for Kochem

Qualifying 1.
The 23 drivers in the line-up this weekend for round 8 of the FR 2000 championship took their time in coming out onto the track, but when they did they certainly wound up the session with a tremendous show. And just like earlier in free practise, it was Kochem (Jenzer Motorsport) who dominated. A great performance from the young German, who is still in with a shot of the title but above all a championship podium finish, which piles the pressure on championship-chaser Pagenaud. It was Germany's day all round, with its drivers and teams all at the head of the pack. The session ended with Kochem on pole, ahead of Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) and Holland's Meijer (Ar Motorpsort). Then came Fleming (Jenzer Motorpsort), with Pagenaud finishing strong in fifth. All the ingredients of a tough battle out on the track.

Qualifying 2.
It was hide-and-seek under the Italian sun this afternoon, with the championship leaders staying well hidden in their garages until the last five minutes. Speed rolled out and straight away put in the fastest time, only for Fleming to go one better and take pole. Then in the dying seconds Kochem did the double, putting in the fastest lap and taking four essential points before the racing even gets underway. At the end of the session it was Kochem ahead of Speed and Fleming. Pagenaud, meanwhile, finished back in seventh.

<pre> Session 1 Results 1) Kochem (Jenzer Motorsport) 1'50''204 2) Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) 1'50''681 3) Meijer (AR Motorsport) 1'51''001 4) Fleming ( Jenzer Motorsport) 1'51''277 5) Pagenaud (Graff Racing) 1'51''408 6) Ferrara (Uboldi Corse) 1'51''497 7) Kofler (JD Motorsport) 1'51''609....

Session 2 Results 1) Kochem (Jenzer Motorsport) 1'50''762 2) Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) 1'50''811 3) Fleming (Jenzer Motorsport) 1'51''244 4) Kofler (JD Motorspor) 1'51''573 5) Ferrara (Ubodi Corse) 1'51''605 6) Persiani (BVM Racing) 1'51''761 7) Pagenaud (Graff Racing) 1'51''820....

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