July 8, 2017

TQ run puts Mack 3rd on grid in Ettlingen

With the Top Qualifier having been decided in Q3, Simon Kurzbuch taking his second pole of the season, the 4th & 5th rounds of 1:8 qualifying at ENS Germany would determine how they lined up behind the Shepherd driver and Infinity’s Dario Balestri who was second to Kurzbuch in the first three qualifiers. Kurzbuch was on target for yet another TQ run in the penultimate round but on the final lap coming out of the track’s banked sweeper he would collect a spun car sending him onto the grass and denying him the perfect performance. Infinity’s Oliver Mack was there to capitalise and take the TQ, a result that would secure the German 3rd on the grid for tomorrow’s 45-minute A-Main. After a difficult morning, top seed Bruno Coelho would finally post a Top 3 run with second behind Mack, backing that up with another P2 in the final qualifier behind Kurzbuch. Together with his P4 from last night’s Q1, this would see the ENS Round 1 winner get 4th on the grid demoting Robert Pietsch to 5th. Completing the top half of what will become a 12 car grid once the Top 2 from the B-Main bump up, will be Naoto Matsukura, the 5 time electric World Champion and nitro onroad newcomer, putting his Infinity into the final once again.

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