The first qualifying session kicks off in the late morning, in a cool and sunny climate.
The first stages are animated by a contact in Rome between Malvestiti and Makarovski which, fortunately for both, causes no problems for the two cars except for a few scratches on the bodywork.
Already among the fastest on Friday, the Lithuanian also in qualifying Povilas Jankavicius he proved at ease on the Vallelunga circuit, setting the best time.
“I am happy with my qualifying. It is not the first time I have raced here, I had already been there in 2014 and I remembered a little bit. For the second qualifying I expect that many riders will improve their speed, we will have to compare the various sectors to see who will be the fastest. “
Second half for Francesco Malvestiti, who will try to keep the title fight open starting tomorrow from the front row, with Mainetti is De Marco behind his back.
Good performance also for the rookie Damantewhich qualifies tenth.
The conditions in Qualifying 2 are completely different compared to just a few hours before: an important shower of rain wets the Piero Taruffi and forces all the cars to take the track on the wet Yokohama.
It takes a few moments before the drivers become familiar with such different grip conditions and the first phase of qualifying sees the race direction intervene three times with three Full Course Yellows to allow the recovery of some cars that have gone long or spun.
When they finally manage to score fast times it is Scionti to score the fantastic 2’06.669 which is worth the pole of Race 2.
“At the beginning it was a bit difficult, then as we progressed the temperatures rose as they should and the car was perfect. I have to thank the team for this splendid pole position.”
Behind Scionti, De Marco, very satisfied with the performance in the wet, and third the surprising Mainetti, who is confirmed in the second row also for Race 2.
Tomorrow Race 1 will start at 9.40, while Race 2 will start at 4.15pm. Both races will be live streaming on the Mitjet Italia YouTube channel and on the Facebook page, but also live on Go-Tv, channel 163 of digital terrestrial.