Néstor Girolami claims very close Anneau Du Rhin pole position

Néstor Girolami claimed a very close pole position in FIA WTCR qualifying at Anneau Du Rhin where the top three were separated by just 0.072 seconds.

Audi driver Nathanaël Berthon held provisional pole until Girolami completed his lap as last driver in the Q3 session, with the Honda driver beating his time by just 26 thousands of a second.

Points leader Mikel Azcona claimed third spot on the grid, just 46 thousands of a second slower than Berthon.

Esteban Guerrieri completed a spectacular lap for Münnich Motorsport, but it was only enough for fourth spot on the grid (+0.302) ahead of Comtoyou Racing driver Gilles Magnus (+0.396) in fifth.

Tiago Monteiro was closest to making the Q3 cut with sixth position in Q2, 77 thousands from fifth.

Dutch racer Tom Coronel was seventh fastest ahead of BRC Racing driver Norbert Michelisz.

Zengo Motorsport’s Rob Huff will share the Race 2 front row with Audi driver Mehdi Bennani, who claimed the reversed grid pole position by being tenth fastest in Q2.

Engstler Motorsport driver Attila Tassi was eleventh fastest while Dániel Nagy was 12th and last.

The first race of the weekend starts at 11:15 CEST on Sunday.