Karl Beckenbauer snatched pole position of Will Hoskin's in the dying moments of the session, however the German had led the majority of qualifying. Hoskins missed out on a third successive pole position by just over a tenth of a second. Enrique Ruiz was third fastest as he looks to continue his streak of podiums. Adrien Simon was over two tenths away in fourth place.
Tumo Kinnumen set one of the laps of the session as he went fifth quickest in his Westwood. Jean Mattson was next in sixth for Team 23 in what has been an upward curve for the teams performance recently. Marcus Thunder was seventh fastest, edging out Enzo Domenicalli in the Rossi. Nikolai Milkovich and Nathaniel Powers rounded out the top ten.
The Peugeot of Lewis Ellington was eleventh fastest. Elroy Wagner followed with the twelfth quickest time of the day. Carson Davenport was thirteenth fastest, edging out Hugh Dwyer and Douglas Bacon. Puccio Giodano had a poor session as he he could only manage sixteenth quickest, and will have a twenty seconds added to his race time after the incidents in Hockenheim. Diego Campos was next in seventeenth after recently sighing a new contract with Ingram Grand Prix.
Regi Abott was the second Peugeot, setting the eighteenth fastest time. Kurtis Gardner was next in nineteenth with crowd favorite Abel Osterhagen and Frenchman Lee Fuller behind. Hiroto Nakumaya edged out his teammate Felix Beyer for twenty-second, while Michal Kubat could only manage the slowest time of the day; albeit a second and half away from pole position.
Karl Beckenbauer and Liverpool will be desperate to make most of pole position and set their sights on a win, in what has been a horrible past two races for the team. Franklin are the team on form at the moment and have two on form drivers behind the pole sitter.
While practice and qualifying have been held in the dry, reports indicate we may see some rain during some point in the Grand Prix on race day.