CUPRA EKS driver Tom Blomqvist put a low-speed out-lap spin behind him to take the Pool FAST pole position at Sachenring for Race DE whilst title-contending team-mate Mattias Ekström went second fastest as the season-finale to the FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup got underway.

Race DE Pool FAST Qualifying Times (Combined)

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Blomqvist’s half spin – – caused by a rear wheel locking mechanism being left on – was sufficient wake-up at a cold and crisp Saschsenring to vault the British-born Swede from second-from-last in the order in Q1 to fastest in Q2 with a 1m 28.132s lap, just over a tenth faster than Ekström.
Fastest in Q1, Romeo Ferraris driver Maxime Martin could only manage a small improvement in his lap time with a scrappy lap come Q2, leaving him fourth and with the Pool FAST Quarter Final Two pole. Making a better improvement from Q1 to Q2 was Martin’s team-mate, Giovanni Venturini, setting the third fastest time overall.

Race DE Pool FAST Qualifying One Times 

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It was a qualifying session to forget for Hyundai Motorsport N. Jean-Karl Vernay was slowest in both Q1 and Q2 whilst Nicky Catsburg was unable to improve sufficiently on his P2 in Q1 and ended up P5 in Q2 and the combined times.

Race DE Pool FAST Qualifying Two Times 

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Pool FAST Quarter Final One Grid

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Pool FAST Quarter Final Two Grid

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Tom Blomqvist CUPRA EKS

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It was a bit of a wake up call this morning! I need a car that’s pretty decent and my lap in Q1 was just not great. It’s been getting better and better with each lap so I was able to get a bit more performance out of out of the car with the second run so I’m happy with that.  Mattias was second, so obviously from that perspective it’s a nice start.
Mattias Ekström CUPRA EKS

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It’s always great fun battling with everyone and especially in qualy. We put it on the line and Tom did a totally awesome job so congrats  to him. I was trying to nail a lap, but when you have only two attempt it’s not so easy, but we’re happy with one and two from me and Tom. It’s a long weekend to go with the Quarter Final later on today and tomorrow more action again so the weekend still young.
Giovanni Venturini Romeo Ferraris

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Maxime Martin Romeo Ferraris
It was a good Q1 with a good lap and then Q2 I did quite a few mistakes and one really big mistake, so I still improved my lap but not enough. I think we had the pace to be to be on pole, it’s part of the game when you only have one lap. It’s really tight and it’s really close. So a good job by all the others. And now we will have to fight to come back to the semi final one and try to go high.
Nicky Catsburg Hyundai  Motorsport N

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Jean-Karl Vernay Hyundai Motorsport N

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