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Felice Jelmini claims second straight pole in red flagged Imola qualifying

Felice Jelmini claimed pole position for the first TCR Italy championship race of the weekend at Imola.

The Hyundai driver, who claimed the previous pole position at Misano, lapped the Italian circuit in 1:52.523 and was two tenths faster than Honda driver Jacopo Guidetti of MM Motorsport.

Third was Trico WRT Team driver Damiano Reduzzi, more than seven tenths off Jelmini’s time, with Cupra León Competición driver Salvatore Tavano in fourth.

Michele Imberti was fifth fastest and the last driver to get within one second of the pole position time, with Igor Stefanovski rounding out the top six behind the wheel of his Hyundai i30 N TCR.

Championship leader Marco Pellegrini only managed eighth behind Audi RS 3 LMS driver Matteo Poloni.

The session was red-flagged with two minutes left of the session as Ettore Carminati beached his Hyundai in the gravel at Turn 5.

The first race of the weekend starts at 14:20 CEST.