Timerzyanov, Wiman, Larsson and Cadeddu fastest
There seems to be no stopping Timur Timerzyanov who breezed to fastest time in the first qualifying heat, taking a comfortable race win over Davy Jeanney, Liam Doran and Stig-Olov Walfridson in the last race of the day. Tanner Foust had started in the first of the Supercar races, the assembled grid reshuffled to make space for the American whose Fiesta had a last minute check of its coolant on the paddock exit road. Foust’s winning race time was not beaten by Pavel Koutny who won the next race, but Alexander Hvaal lowered the mark and would end the heat in third place, only Timeryanov and Jeanney going faster. Others, however, beat Foust, Frode Holte winning his race and ending the heat in fourth, ahead of Doran and Foust. Kevin Procter and Ron Snoeck got sucked (or pushed) into the sand traps, Peter Hedstrom crashed having led his race and Wil Teurlings missed the heat after terminal problems in practice.
Super1600 wonderkid Joni Wiman banged in fastest time ahead of Andreas Bakkerud who admitted to having made mistakes and Timur Shigaboutdinov, who steered clear of trouble and was impressively clean. Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme lost a rough first corner battle and slipped into the sandy abyss at turn one, Christian Petrakovits and Bert Theunisse also going off while Dennis van Rijn was towed off the grid.
TouringCar was topped out by Robin Larsson who beat Anton Marklund on the Joker Lap, Derek Tohill third fastest. Christ Moelands went off in a turn one squeeze that also accounted for the cars of Robin Olsson and Louis de Haas while Koen Pauwels was black flagged after contact with Pedro Bonnet, qv the TouringCar A final at Maasmechelen…
Firmin Caddedu was fastest of the JRC field.