Nikolai Milkovich has taken a shock maiden career pole position in qualifying for the final round of the 2015 Formula Virtual world championship in Fuji after Typhoon Oscar brought heavy rain and treacherous conditions to the session. With wet tyres needed through, it was more a case of getting a tidy lap in than anything else.
Nathaniel Powers heads the second row for Westwood with team mate Tumo Kinnumen ten spots behind, while Johan Halvosen pulled out all of the stops in the Meteor to split all three world champions, as Wagner heads Ruiz on row three. The second Meteor of Stuart Harrison could only manage fifteenth.
Felix Beyer also outperformed his car with the seventh quickest time ahead of Adrien Simon, while Carson Davenport and Kip Maxwell rounded out the top ten. FUN will be hopeful of sneaking their first points finish since the opening race in Melbourne with Agostino close too in twelfth, while Hiroto Nakumaya was disappointed with nineteenth at his home race.
Judson Sikes returned to his impressive form with the eleventh fastest time, six spots ahead of team mate Dwyer and Karl Beckenbauer managed his highest qualifying with Warrior in fourteenth, while team mate James Harding was twentieth to ensure no Warrior will start on the back row for the first time since the Brazilian V-Prix.
The team that had collectively the worst qualifying however was Rossi. Likely to finish runner-up in the Constructors Championship, the Italian team could only manage eighteenth fastest with Enzo Domenicalli, while Puccio Giodano will share the back row with Mattson.
While Typhoon Oscar should clear off this evening there are expected to be heavy downpours still during tomorrow's race, setting up the possibility of a classic to round out the 2015 season.