September 30, 2017

Pirani denies Kurzbuch in Q3

Andrea Pirani continued his impressive return to the Euro Nitro Series to TQ the third round of qualifying and deny Simon Kurzbuch from claiming an early fourth overall TQ of the season.  Opening the day with a 5th in Q1, the ARC driver improved for a P3 on his second attempt before delivering a surprise TQ, the Italian running in the second fastest heat.  With Kurzbuch taking the top heat ahead of title rival Bruno Coelho it looked like the reigning champion was a step closer to retaining the title but Pirani’s time was almost 3/10ths quicker. This means the Swiss ace will have to wait util the final qualifier to see if he can claim the bonus championship point on offer to the Top Qualifier with Pirani the only driver who can deny him this.  Completing the Top 3 would be former Fiorano winner Lamberto Collari who runs in the same heat as Pirani.  For Coelho the round would leave him with a P4 ahead of Dario Balestri and Oliver Mack.

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