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Success for the Krenek Motorsport drivers in qualifying at Magny Cours

2016-07-10

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Krenek Motorsport pilots Petr Fulin and Christjohannes Schreiber will start the race from the first and third row. Petr Fulin qualified for second position with a time of 1:50.172 and Christjohannes Schreiber managed to grab fifth position with a time of 1:50.904.

A huge qualifying delivered the young Czech driver Tomas Koreny (Ford Fiesta / Ravenol Motorsport). He went fastest in qualification with a time of 2:04.673 and for the first time in his career he will be on pole position in the FIA ETCC S1600 class.

“In Qualifying we were a bit unlucky. The red flag because of Kris Richard’s accident came in a very unlucky moment for Christjohannes who was at this time on his fastest lap. At the moment I am satisfied with the overall result of the team and especially I am happy and proud for the pole position of Tomas Koreny. For tomorrows race, everything is open and all our drivers have the chance to fight for the podium.”, said team principal, Mr. Josef Krenek after qualification.

Sunday’s races are scheduled for 10:50 and 12:35 and will be broadcast live on TV on Eurosport 2 or on the official website www.fiaetcc.com.

Drivers words:

Petr Fulin, 2nd place: “Because of the high temperatures, the tires lasted only one hot lap in qualification. At the beginning I had a problem with my power steering, at the end of the qualifying I suffered under the red flag because of the crash from Kris Richard. I really like the circuit and the atmosphere around here is amazing.”

Chirstjohannes Schreiber, 5th place: “Fifth place is not the result I was hoping for, so I can not be satisfied. I think I have a fast car, but today I could not fully exploit its potential. Later I have to work on the data and see what I can do to improve tomorrow.”

Tomas Koreny, 1th place: “I am very happy with the result. In practice I had problems with shifting and even in the qualifying the gearbox made some trouble. In my pole lap I made a small mistake, but fortunately it was still enough for position one. At the beginning I thought that I would be second or third. It’s my first season in the ETCC and I still have a lot to learn, but so far I really am enjoying it and that is good.”

Qualifying results:
S2000
1st Kris Richard (SUI) Honda Civic 1: 50.067
2nd Petr Fulin (CZE) SEAT Leon Cup Racer 1: 50.172
3rd Chaumat Pierre-Etienne (FRA) SEAT Leon Cup Racer 1: 50.550
4th Norbert Nagy (HUN) SEAT Leon Cup Racer 1: 50.579
5th Christjohannes Schreiber (SUI) SEAT Leon Cup Racer 1: 50.904

S1600
1. Tomáš Koreny (CZE) Ford Fiesta 2: 04,673
2. Hilgenhövel Kevin (DEU) Peugeot 207 Sport 2: 04,835
3. Niklas Mackschin (DEU) Ford Fiesta: 2: 04,853