April 7, 2017

Coelho caps of Day 1 with TQ run

Bruno Coelho has capped off the opening day of the Euro Touring Series in Spain with a TQ run in the first round of qualifying.  Having topped practice, the Xray driver found himself behind the Infinity pairing of Akio Sobue and Marc Rheinard early in the qualifier but as their paced dropped off the reigning champion was able to move to the top of the timing screens to TQ by almost 9/10ths from Sobue with Rheinard third a further 4/10ths back.  Never posing a real threat for a TQ run, Ronald Volker would open qualifying with a P4, the World Champion clearly frustrated he couldn’t match his rivals pace at the beginning of the heat. Finding himself in the second fastest heat, Jilles Groskamp would break up the finishing order of the top heat to post the fifth fastest time ahead of Alexander Hagberg.

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