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Marco Pellegrini takes his first pole position of the year at Vallelunga

Target Competition’s Marco Pellegrini took his first pole position of the TCR Italy season at Vallelunga after a tough fight with Max Mugelli.

Pellegrini and Mugelli alternated at the top spot until the chequered flag, but it was the Hyundai driver who would prevail with a lap time of 1:40.298, four-tenths faster than his Alfa Romeo.

Pit Lane Competizioni’s Enrico Bettera was third in his Audi, half a second off the pace, with Scuderia del Girasole’s Matteo Greco the leading Cupra driver in fourth.

Jacopo Guideti was fifth in his Audi RS 3 LMS followed by championship leader Salvatore Tavano and his Scuderia del Girasole team-mate Eric Scalvini.

Andrea Argenti, with an Opel Astra TCR from S.I. Racing Team, qualified in eighth place, taking pole position for Race 2 thanks to the reverse grid rule.

Team Wimmer Werk’s Peter Gross and championship rookie Claudio Formenti, rounded out the top ten.

The start of Race 1 is scheduled for 14:40 CEST.