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Donington 12/10/2008 - 06 Days, 05 Hrs, 32 Mins
 
02/06/2007:
RD 8 QUALIFYING: Asmer Back at the Front

 

Championship leader Marko Asmer claimed his fourth pole position of the season with the fastest qualifying time of the weekend.  Asmer, who could only manage to qualify in 6th for Round 7 this morning, found the extra pace in the Hitech Racing Dallara to finish the 30-minute session 0.079 ahead of Round 6 winner Sam Bird (#3 Carlin Motorsport).

Alberto Valerio (#22 Carlin Motorsport) saved his best for the last and crossed the line with the chequered flag waving to head row two ahead of  Round 7 Pole Position holder Atte Mustonen (#26 Raikkonen Robertson Racing).  Valerio's Carlin teammate Maro Engel (#23 Carlin Motorsport) was another driver to improve his time late in the session to finish at the head of row three with Sebastian Hohenthal (#5 Fortec Motorsport) finish in 6th after languishing futher back for most the 30-minute qualifying period.

Marko Asmer: “The weekend didn't start well for me, I caught a cold at the start of the week so I've been feeling really bad all week.  We weren't very quick in practice and I think we knew that this weekend was going to the hardest of all because Snetterton is always close and the car didn't feel great like it has on other circuits. We didn't really change the car from first qualifying, I just knew I had to do a lap and we would be up there; which managed to do and the car felt good again."

Alistair Jackson (#35 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) claimed his second National Class pole of the year, just two thousandths of a second ahead of Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport).  Hamad Al Fardan (#38 Performance Racing) was just 0.057 seconds adrift of Jackson's time and in turn was just 0.010s ahead of Mike Meadows.

Round 8 Qualifying (Provisional)

1 - 7 - C - Marko ASMER - 1:01.558

2 - 3 - C - Sam BIRD - +0.079s

3 - 22- C - Alberto VALERIO - +0.206s

4 - 26 - C - Atte MUSTONEN - +0.288s

5 - 23 - C - Maro ENGEL - +0.288s

6 - 5 - C - Sebastian HOHENTHAL - +0.344s

7 - 1 - C - Stephen JELLEY - +0.354s

8 - 9 - C - Rodolfo GONZALEZ - +0.483s

9 - 2 - C - Jonathan KENNARD - +0.511s

10 - 50 - C - Greg MANSELL - +0.567s

11 - 21 - C - Niall BREEN - +0.572s

12 - 15 - C - Michael DEVANEY - +0.728s

13 - 24 - C - John MARTIN - +0.768s

14 - 61 - I - Max CHILTON - +0.831s

15 - 6 - C - Walter GRUBMULLER - +0.884s

16 - 4 - C - Mario MORAES - +1.015s

17 - 14 - C - Esteban GUERRIERI - +1.117s

18 - 10 - C - Ricardo TEIXEIRA - +1.127s

19 - 12 - C - Sean PETTERSON - +1.197s

20 - 44 - C - Leo MANSELL - +1.319s

21 - 8 - C - Francesco CASTELLACCI - +1.511s

22 - 35 - N - Alistair JACKSON - +1.560s

23 - 31 - N - Sergio PEREZ - +1.562s

24 - 38 - N - Hamad AL FARDAN - +1.617s

25 - 55 - N - Michael MEADOWS - +1.627s

26 - 36 - N - Albert COSTA - +1.759s

27 - 77 - N - Salman AL KHALIFA - +1.919s

28 - 37 - N - Viktor JENSEN - +1.970s

29 - 39 - N - CHENG Cong Fu - +1.993s

30 - 33 - N - Juan Pablo SAMANO GARCIA - +2.028s

31 - 34 - N - Alex WATERS - +2.689s 

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