RD15 QUAL: Lucky 7 for Number 7 – Asmer takes 7th Pole of 2007

Marko Asmer (#7 Hitech Racing) took his 7th pole of the season, 0.166s ahead of Atte Mustonen (#26 Raikkonen Roberston Racing). Rodolfo Gonzalez (#9 T Sport) scored his best qualifying position of the year in 3rd, three hundredths quicker than Greg Mansell (#50 Fortec). Asmer’s nearest championship rivals Sam Bird (#3 Carlin) and Maro Engel (#23 Carlin) could only manage 7th and 5th fastest respectively and were split by Stephen Jelley (#1 Raikkonen Robertson Racing).

Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport) also scored his 9th National Class pole position, four tenths and four places ahead of ‘Frankie’ Cheng (#39 Performance Racing), with Salmon Al Khalifa (#77 T Sport) in third two tenths behind Cheng for the Bahraini drivers best qualifying performance of the season.

Round 15 – Qualifying

1 – 7 – C – Marko ASMER – EST – 1m15.312

2 – 26 – C – Atte MUSTONEN – FIN – +0.166s

3 – 9 – C – Rodolfo GONZALEZ – VEN – +0.212s

4 – 50 – C – Greg MANSELL – GBR – +0.245s

5 – 23 – C – Maro ENGEL – GER – +0.250s

6 – 1 – C – Stephen JELLEY – GBR – +0.285s

7 – 3 – C – Sam BIRD – GBR – +0.405s

8 – 5 – C – Sebastian HOHENTHAL – SWE – +0.444s

9 – 15 – C – Michael DEVANEY – IRL – +0.514s

10 – 22 – C – Alberto VALERIO – BRA – +0.516s

11 – 21 – C – Niall BREEN – IRL – +0.605s

12 – 4 – C – Mario MORAES – BRA – +0.755s

13 – 2 – C – Jonathan KENNARD – GBR – +0.793s

14 – 14 – C – Esteban GUERRIERI – ARG – +0.849s

15 – 16 – C – Max CHILTON – GBR – +0.864s

16 – 31 – N – Sergio PEREZ – MEX – +0.992s

17 – 6 – C – Walter GRUBMULLER – AUT – +1.179s

18 – 24 – C – John MARTIN – AUS – +1.278s

19 – 27 – C – Alistair JACKSON – GBR – +1.325s

20 – 39 – N – CHENG Cong Fu – CHN – +1.396s

21 – 44 – C – Leo MANSELL – GBR – +1.560s

22 – 77 – N – Salman AL KHALIFA – BHR – +1.677s

23 – 10 – C – Ricardo TEIXEIRA – ANG – +1.809s

24 – 55 – N – Michael MEADOWS – GBR – +1.895s

25 – 8 – C – Francesco CASTELLACCI – ITA – +2.037s

26 – 38 – N – Hamad AL FARDAN – BHR – +2.081s

27 – 37 – N – Viktor JENSEN – ISL – 2.305s

28 – 59 – N – Ernesto OTERO – BRA – 2.342s

29 – 33 – N – Juan Pablo GARCIA SAMANO – MEX – 2.829s