With the first round of qualifying completed at this years European Championships in Valencia Spain, it is Michael Salven who is the man to beat. The German secured the overnight TQ with a run of 17 laps in 05:02.580 almost two seconds clear of team-mate Massimo Fantini who sits second on the time sheets. Salven switched back to the setting he ran in this morning’s first practice and said his Mega powered 960 ‘08 was perfect. ‘I went back to the set-up from this morning and it worked better than it did then because the track was hotter. It was perfect.’ The former Champion also ran 18% fuel (a mix of 16 and 20% Merlin) and believes the blend gave him the perfect run time/power balance.
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