TARQUINI TAKES DOMINANT POLE
After setting an impressive fastest lap in this mornings first free practice, Gabriele Tarquini and his SEAT León claimed their second pole position of the season in a dominant way.
It took only two flying laps to the Italian driver to leave the rest of the field behind. Tarquini topped Q1 with an already impressive 1:54.809, and in Q2 he literally annihilated his competitors with an improvement of nearly one second.
Yvan Muller was the only Chevrolet driver who managed to fight for the pole, and eventually claimed the second spot on the grid for tomorrows first race, while Rob Huff qualified in fourth and Alain Menu in a disappointing ninth.
Norbert Michelisz topped the Yokohama Trophy, and qualified a brilliant third overall. His team-mate Gábor Wéber completed Zengö Motorsports excellent result by qualifying seventh, ahead of local hero Tiago Monteiro.
Pepe Oriola qualified tenth, and therefore won pole position on the reversed grid for Race 2.
Autódromo Internacional do Algarve – 02 / 03 June 2012
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