After a positive untimed ‘shakedown’ morning round David Ronnefalk showed a turn of speed to break the 2 minute barrier over 3 laps in the first of two rounds of controlled practice which will be used for qualifying seeding. Predictably Elliott Boots wasn’t far behind, matching the time he managed yesterday with a further round this afternoon to find more speed, however it was Ronnefalk who found the big laptime gains from yesterday.
In 3rd an increasingly impressive performance from young Juan Carlos Canas – he is ever so slowly nudging himself into the limelight and no doubt want’s to be seen as a title contender. Amongst the paddock there is a consensus that it’s Ronnefalk & Boots and then a group of 4-5 drivers chasing. Robert Batlle was unable to make the top 15 (16th!) but the three lap system is notorious for it’s imprecise read on qualifying. Joao Figueiredo again making it into the top 4 is enjoying a great start to this Euros whilst Carlos Duraes popped his Serpent buggy into a surprise 5th, shrugging off the recent headlines and no-show from Jorn Neumann.