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Round 2 of qualifying proved quite eventful as mysteriously, the order of heat 1 followed by a break of ‘Lunch+water’ than heat two as stated in the timetable didn’t quite happen like that, rather lunch before heat 1 and water (and the standard drying time) afterwards ahead of heat two.

Q2 saw Ty Tessmann TQ after Davide Ongaro had the lead midway through before the unforgivable happened – front left wheelnut fell off… at this level catastrophic for practice pacesetter Ongaro who has a DNF and a 10th place to his name (i.e. two throw outs when 4/6 count..). Maifield might have had a sniff at TQ but a poor couple of final laps cost him dear and saw him finish 1.1secs down to the Canadian.

Q1 TQ David Ronnefalk put it into 3rd overall some 3.4 behind Tessmann perhaps on a slightly slower track, his best lap of 32.7 from earlier comparing to a 33.3 in Q2, Robert Batlle improved to 4th one of 5 mugens in the top 9 along with the Aussie charge of Aaron Stringer. Dakotah Phend looked to be facing lots of traffic in his heat, whilst Bruno Coelho suffered the same fate down in 16th.