David Ronnefalk bookended qualifying with his 3rd TQ, having had a bit of a duff Q4 with mistakes Ronnefalk steered his planted Kyosho MP9 buggy expertly round the low grip Reims track, overcoming a slight hearstop moment when his car donkey flipped on the log section. The result saw the order of the top 16 for the most part remain unchanged, Yannick Aigoin moving ahead of his brother Jerome; practice TQ who narrowly missed crashing into one of our on-track photographers in Q5. World Champion Robert Batlle sits 2nd overall and whilst pleased still has the vibes of a racer that isn’t quite 100% comfortable with the traction of his car.
Reno Savoya – TQ of Q4 ended qualifying round 5 in 13th after an off-par performance. Martin Bayer would finish 4th in Q5 which sees him in 6th overall whilst ‘ol-timer’ Yannick Aigoin will start in P2 behind Batlle in the other semi, elsewhere standout showings for Renaud Monin – the mugen driver shadowing Batlle for many of the rounds, not so hot for Elliott Boots down in 11th, TQ of the Worlds has struggled on this unique surface but still makes the semi infront of top privateer Christoffer Svensson in 13th followed by Mr NeilBuggy Neil Cragg, Bryan Baldo and 2003′s European Champion Miguel Matias just scraping into the semis in 16th.
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