||Pole position holders Marko Asmer and 'Frankie' Cheng after qualifying.
Marko Asmer (#7 Hitech Racing) posted the fastest time the red flag hit 30-minute qualifying session for Round 11 of the 2007 Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series, 0.061 seconds ahead of Finland's Atte Mustonen (#26 Raikkonen Robertson Racing). Cheng Cong Fu (#39 Performance Racing) claimed the National Class pole and will start the race six places ahead of championship rival Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport).
Jonathan Kennard (#2 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) set the early pace with a 1m18.986s, just 0.1 seconds ahead of Maro Engel (#23 Carlin Motorsport) and Niall Breen (#21 Carlin Motorsport). Kennard improved but was passed by his Double R teammate Stephen Jelley (#1 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) and Sam Bird (#3 Carlin Motorsport) at the halfway point of the session.
At this point the red flags came out as three cars belonging to Alberto Valerio, Alex Waters and Mario Moraes were beached at various points around the circuit. After the cars were recovered the clock was reset for 15-minutes and the session was green flagged.
Championship leader Marko Asmer had been unable to get a clear lap before the red flags came out and was languishing towards the back of the grid. However he got a good run and moved up to 10th with 10 minutes of the session remaining and on the next lap put in a 1m17.891 lap to claim the top spot. Atte Mustonen was also showing his pace, posting a time just six hundredths adrift of the pole time, with Stephen Jelley and Sam Bird just behind. The second red flag of the session was displayed when Johnny Cecotto Jnr went off at Hawthorns in a heavy impact with the barriers. The Venezuelan was OK but his car was a bit of a mess.
The chequered flag was displayed and the Marko Asmer had his fifth pole of the season.
1 - 7 - C - Marko ASMER - EST - 1:17.891
2 - 26 - C - Atte MUSTONEN - FIN - +0.061s
3 - 1 - C - Stephen JELLEY - GBR - +0.235s
4 - 3 - C - Sam BIRD - GBR - +0.326s
5 - 2 - C - Jonathan KENNARD - GBR - +0.413s
6 - 9 - C - Rodolfo GONZALEZ - VEN - +0.507s
7 - 5 - C - Sebastian HOHENTHAL - SWE - +0.700s
8 - 23 - C - Maro ENGEL - GER - +0.884s
9 - 21 - C - Niall BREEN - IRL - +1.243s
10 - 14 - C - Esteban GUERRIERI - ARG - +1.289s
11 - 50 - C - Greg MANSELL - GBR - +1.298s
12 - 15 - C - Michael DEVANEY- IRL - +1.326s
13 - 24 - C - John MARTIN - AUS - +1.349s
14 - 39 - N - CHENG Cong Fu - CHN - +1.702s
15 - 16 - C - Max CHILTON - GBR - +1.915s
16 - 6 - C - Walter GRUBMULLER - AUT - +2.010s
17 - 22 - C - Alberto VALERIO - BRA - +2.042s
18 - 64 - I - Johnny CECOTTO Jnr - VEN - +2.099s
19 - 4 - C - Mario MORAES - BRA - +2.129s
20 - 31 - N - Sergio PEREZ - MEX - +2.175s
21 - 10 - C - Ricardo TEIXEIRA - ANG - +2.209s
22 - 12 - C - Sean PETTERSON - RSA - +2.607s
23 - 55 - N - Michael MEADOWS - GBR - +2.739s
24 - 37 - N - Viktor JENSEN - ISL - +2.818s
25 - 44 - C - Leo MANSELL - GBR - +3.024s
26 - 35 - N - Alastair JACKSON - GBR - 3.187s
27 - 8 - C - Francesco CASTELLACCI - ITA - +3.303s
28 - 77 - N - Salman AL KHALIFA - BHR - +3.524s
29 - 34 - N - Alex WATERS - GBR - +3.594s
30 - 33 - N - Juan Pablo GARCIA SAMANO - MEX - +4.127s
DQ - 38 - N - Hamad AL FARDAN - BHR - +2.759s (DRIVING STANDARDS)
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