The 3rd round of qualifying produced our 3rd different top qualifier with Bruno Coelho finally coming good after showing pace in practice but struggling in the opening two qualifiers here in Austria. Again Thimo Weissbauer showed great speed and lead for a long time, later in the race, only to traction roll on the 2nd last lap. This allowed Ronald Volker up into 2nd place with Freddy Sudhoff taking 3rd in front of Q2 pace setter Marc Rheinard, who used the run to try his 2nd set of tires, in 4th. Coelho said of the run ‘A much better round, I force it 200% to try to make the best result possible’, continuing ‘the car was better, not 100%, but I also made mistakes throughout the run’. The Xray driver will now discuss with his mechanic Francesco Martini to go through changes for the next round, aiming like everyone for more steering without losing the rear.
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