Bruno Coelho has taken the opening round of qualifying at the Electric Touring Car World Championships in Welkom, South Africa. The Xray driver topped Q1 in a more convincing time than expected having a 2-seconds advantage over Freddy Sudhoff who in turn was just 4/10ths up on Viktor Wilck. For Top Seed & reigning Champion Ronald Volker it was not the start to qualifying the Yokomo driver was looking. He suffered contact with the wall on the main straight after losing his car on the curbing entering the straight dropping him to fifth where he would remain to the end. Instead it was Christopher Krapp who was top Yokomo with a P4 for the first of the six rounds with Alexander Hagberg completing the Top 6 to end Day 2 of the 10th running of the championships.
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