October 28, 2017

A clean sweep for Rheinard as he TQs final qualifier

It was certainly Marc Rheinard’s day today in qualifying at the opening round of the ETS with the Infinity driver pulling off a clean sweep by topping all four qualifiers.  Having wrapped up his first overall TQ in over a season in the penultimate round of qualifying, the German didn’t have the same outright pace as before but swapped the lead with Bruno Coelho until the reigning champion went flying off the track.  In the end Rheinard would TQ by half a second from Alexander Hagberg with Viljami Kutvonen third quickest ahead of Akio Sobue.  Having set the fastest lap Coelho would cross the line with the fifth fastest time, the Portuguese driver still not happy with his car.  Changing set-up every round but with the car still loose in the rear he said the only conclusion they can come to is that the issue is tyre related adding that they had come across the issue previously during testing at the Hudy Arena.  In terms of the grid Coelho starts fourth behind Marco Kaufmann who finds himself the surprised best Xray qualifier.  The only driver to beat Coelho last season, Ronald Volker starts P6 behind Hagberg with the A-Main grid in Vienna completed by Christopher Krapp, Akio Sobue, Olly Jefferies and Yannic Prümper.

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