Valencia Open Telefonica qualifying summary

Tomas Scheckter Signs Both Pole Position Montagny And BurgueÑo Exchange 2nd and 3rd Positions Jocelyn Angloma (Valencia C.F) Supports Geoffrey Dellus Valencia, 27 de October 2001 -- Tomas Scheckter has signed today both pole positions for ...

Tomas Scheckter Signs Both Pole Position
Montagny And BurgueÑo Exchange 2nd and 3rd Positions
Jocelyn Angloma (Valencia C.F) Supports Geoffrey Dellus

Valencia, 27 de October 2001 -- Tomas Scheckter has signed today both pole positions for tomorrow's races at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. Tomas has improved in more than 2 tenths of a second the best qualifying lap ever in the Series,1.26.962, achieved during Qualifying in June 2001. His new record (1.26.615 ? 166.461 km/h) puts the current leader Franck Montagny (second and third respectively) in a strange situation.

"After Barcelona's last meeting we found something in the car that proved to be a good solution. It's a pity that we were unable to find it before, otherwise we wouldn't arrived at Valencia in such conditions", said the oldest son of Jody Scheckter.

On the other hand, Franck Montagny, try to explain us how he missed the very front row: "The car and myself looked OK but there's something that we may have done, and it's something wrong, obviously. We'll see tomorrow." It resulted to be a black second session from his teammates, Ravier and Dellus. Jean Christophe Ravier's position was drooped to the last row of the grid as he was found to be overtaking during yellow flag. The youngest driver, Geoffrey Dellus suffered a puncture in one of the tyres, so he missed a good qualifying session. Tomorrow, at 14 hours, he will be supported by the French football player Angloma, member of the local top team Valencia C.F.

The Italian driver Andrea Belicchi, currently third in the overall, will have to defend the last honoured place in the Series. But how? Showing some mechanical problems, he was only able to sign the 12th best register in both Qualifying Sessions. Instead, the "professor" Angel Burgueño will start Race 1 and 2 from third and second positions. Sarandeses (Adrian Campos Motorsport) will have to show his best performance in order to steal the 3rd Prize from the Repsol driver.

Andy Priaulx, from team GD Racing, the first team that ordered the new Super Nissan V6 single seater a few months ago, was again impressive. In his debut, he will start tomorrow's second race from the third row of the grid (5th).

RPM Racing has featured the new Renault based Single Seater, the Tatuus. The very best of the young Spanish drivers will have the opportunity to compete in this new 2002 category, the most economical way to step in the competition single seater series.

The Grand Final 12h05 and 14h05 will gather tomorrow thousands of supporters. The official farewell of 4 years of success, the Welcoming of a new single seater competition program. Yes, the future is we.

-RPM Comunicación

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Andy Priaulx , Franck Montagny , Jody Scheckter , Adrian Campos , Andrea Belicchi