By Tarek Ramchani
The beautiful and challengeing Red Bull Ring played host to a thrilling and very close qualifying session in the Audi Sport TT Cup. Two different drivers will start from pole position in the two races of the weekend.
Pole position for race 1 went to Nicolaj Møller Madsen (#17 Audi TT). The Danish driver set the fastest time overall in the qualifying session with 1:38.838. The Audi Sport TT Cup points leader proving once again he is the man to beat in the newly formed single-make series.
Second place went to Dennis Marshall (#27 Audi TT). Jan Kisiel (#43 Audi TT) was third. Alexis van de Poele (#55 Audi TT) was fourth. The top-five was completed by Loris Hezemans (#50 Audi TT).
Audi star Rahel Frey (#95 Audi TT) was seventh fastest overall and the best among the guest starters.
Alexis van de Poele (#55 Audi TT) was qualified fourth for race 1 took pole position for race 2. The young Belgian driver set a fastest time of 1:39.387.
As at is the case for race 1, Dennis Marshall (#27 Audi TT) will start the second race from P2 on the grid. Jan Kisiel (#43 Audi TT) was qualified again in third place. Nicolaj Møller Madsen (#17 Audi TT) qualified in fourth place. Rahel Frey (#95 Audi TT) completed the top-five.
The Audi Sport TT Cup guest drivers were further behind. Emiliano Perucca Orfei (#94 Audi TT) qualified in ninteenth place for both races. Marcel Hirscher (#98 Audi TT) was twenty-first. Felix Neureuther (#97 Audi TT) was twenty-second. Playboy's Doreen Seidel (#99 Audi TT) was twenty-third. Aksel Lund Svindal (#96 Audi TT) was twenty-fourth.
The first Audi Sport TT Cup race will follow next.