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.