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DOMINANT FULÍN TAKES POLE AT MONZA

2013-03-24

 

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The Krenek Motorsport BMW 320si of Petr Fulín will start the first race of the 2013 ETCC from pole position after setting the fastest time early in the thirty-minute Qualifying session at Monza. 

 
BMW cars occupied all of the top four places; Mat’o Homola was second fastest, third quickest was Ibrahim Okyay and Oleg Petrikov was fourth. The leading non-BMW – and the leading Single-Make Trophy competitor - was the SEAT of Andreas Pfister which was fifth quickest.
 
Fulín was quickest in yesterday’s first test session and then fastest again in this morning’s Free Practice, so his pole position was no surprise. What did raise eyebrows was the fact that his time (2:01.986) was nearly 1.4 seconds faster than Homola (2:03.379), with Okyay (2:03.667), Petrikov (2:03.875), Pfister (2:03.880) and sixth-placed Christian Fischer (2:03.882) all breaking the 2:04 barrier.
 
The Single-Make Trophy for SEAT León Copa cars saw Pfister around four-tenths of a second clear of his nearest challenger, but Jordi Oriola (2:04.209) was then just three-thousands of a second quicker than Aurélien Comte (2:04.212) and so the class is set for a thrilling battle tomorrow.
 
In the Super 1600 category, it was the Ford Fiesta ST of Gilles Bruckner from Luxembourg that set the fastest time (2:18.134) although Kevin Krammes (2:18.357) and ‘Romeo Luciano’ (2:19.589) will be out to make life difficult for Bruckner in the two ETCC races tomorrow.
 
The new Ladies’ Cup saw Andrina Gugger (2:05.106) qualify in 12th  place overall and 9th in Super 2000, while Ulrike Krafft (2:20.095) was 4th in S1600 and 29th overall.
Race 1 starts at 12.45 local time tomorrow with Race 2 beginning at 13.50.