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Kevin Gilardoni was already very quick in free practice and he continued in the same vein on Saturday morning in qualifying. The Italian set the pace from the outset and went to the top of the timesheets.

Fabien Thuner was the first to contest Gilardoni’s time and then Albert Costa did the same. The Spaniard finished the session 6/10secs behind his team-mate. Thus, Gilardoni set his second pole of the season in 1m 52.151secs from Costa, Niccolo Nalio and Thuner. Bas Schothorst could do no better than seventh!

Thuner tried to fight back in the second session. The Swiss took provisional pole for the second race, but he was soon beaten by Gilardoni and Costa. The Catalonian got round in 1m 51.790s to set his eighth and last pole of the season well in front of Schothorst who finished eighth.

Kevin Gilardoni: “I’ve already started from pole, but it was after Albert Costa’s time was cancelled so this is my first real pole this year and I’m obviously very happy. My aim is to finish third in the overall classification so I need to drive a couple of good races. I’ll know on Sunday evening whether I’ve achieved my aim or not.”

Albert Costa: “The first session didn’t go off very well as the car didn’t suit me. We changed a lot of things and it was much better in the second one, but not tops. But the main thing is to be in front of Bas Schothorst.”

Official Renault Sport Press Release.

Posted: 20 October 2012
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