Enrique Ruiz has claimed pole position ahead of tomorrows Belgian V-Prix. The Brazilian set a lap time of 1.50.866 to claim his eighth pole position of the season while also setting a new record. Tumo Kinnumen had a brilliant session and thus continues Westwoods recent good form; the Finnish driver three tenths off Ruiz. Kip Maxwell set a lap time that was good enough for third in his Liverpool; the best of his career. Three different teams will line up in the top three for tomorrows race however championship hopefuls Scuderia Rossi had an awful session.
The AMR pair of Felix Beyer and Hiroto Nakumaya lock out the sixth row in eleventh and twelfth respectively. Nikolai Milkovuch qualified in thirteenth while Romano Agostino was fourteenth fastest. The Meteor's of Stuart Harrison and Johan Halvosen will line up on the eight row of the grid tomorrow. The Ocelot pair of Judson Sikes and Hugh Dwyer followed with the seventeenth and eighteen fastest times of the day. It was a horrid day for Will Hoskins who could only manage to qualify nineteenth after a series of mistakes. This is a bitter blow for the Brit after his pole position last time out at Hockenheim and the pace of his Westwood in practice. Karl Beckenbauer finished the day twentieth fastest in his first time out with the Warrior team. His new Australian teammate James Harding followed in twenty-first. Carson Davenport will line up last for tomorrows race after his FUN never manged to complete a timed lap after mechanical issues forced him into the garage.
We look set to witness a fascinating V-Prix tomorrow as Enrique Ruiz bids to continue closing in on his championship leading teammate. The Westwoods look quick as do the Liverpool drivers. The weather reports suggest a mostly sunny race day however with a slight chance of rain at some stage.