Fifth pole for Max Paul (Oregon Lambo) ahead of final battle in Barcelona


Maximilian Paul honoured his reputation (and his …. surname!) by taking his fifth pole position of the season this morning, in the Oregon team Lambo shared with Pierre-Louis Chovet. The German stopped the clock in 1.38.900 and commented: “It’s been a long charge back but we are again in the race for the title and it will be very interesting this afternoon.”

Next to him in first row, beaten by a very narrow margin (-0s021), will be the current championship leader and yesterday’s winner, the Eastalent Audi, with Christopher Haase.

In row 2, the two Mercedes of Dominik Baumann (SPS, -0s104) and Faisal Al Zubair (AlManar Get speed, -0s469), and in row 3, the other Oregon Lambo of Daan Arrow (-0s500) and the AF Corse Ferrari of Riccardo Agostini (-0s746).

Another title top contender, Charlie Fagg (Optimum Motorsport McLaren, -0s755) was 7th fastest and sharing with him the fourth row will be the fastest car in Am, the Olimp Racing Ferrari of Krystian Korzeniowski (-0s824).

The fourth title contender, Diego Menchaca (Motopark Mercedes, -1s789) will start from P16.