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Qualifying – Leopard Racing
duo dominate the field
The Leopard Racing
duo of Jean-Karl Vernay
and Stefano Comini
dominated the field in a Qualifying session that was spoiled by rain in its second and decisive part.
The young Frenchman set an impressive fastest lap in Q2 of 3:00.602 at the wheel of his Volkswagen
Golf, beating his own teammate Comini
by 0.491 seconds. The 2015 TCR International Series
champion could have been even faster, but he was slowed down by Pepe Oriola
on his last attempt. The Spaniard was also on a fast lap but could not give way to Comini
until they reached the final sector where overtaking was possible.
Both Oriola and his Craft-Bamboo
Lukoil teammate James Nash
seemed less at ease in the wet than their rivals in the championship fight and eventually qualified seventh (Nash) and tenth (Oriola).
Guest star Tiago Monteiro
drove his WestCoast Racing Honda
Civic to third position, while Antti Buri surprisingly qualified fourth ...