February 25, 2018

Orlowski takes final qualifier to line-up 2nd

With the TQ already decided in Q3, Martin Bayer getting it done with a third TQ run, the fourth & final qualifier at the Hudy Arena was to decide how the rest of the field would like up behind the Xray driver.  Having retired from Q3, ending his chances of the TQ double in Slovakia, Orlowski would lay down his intentions for the final by posting the fastest qualifying time of the weekend event with a far from perfect run that included a substantial late mistake.  Still the EOS Daun winner was able to hold on to a Schumacher 1-2 as former Champion Joern Neumann finished just 0.021 off his team-mate.  The result means Orlowski starts second while Neumann jumped from looking like he may not make the A-Main to starting 5th.  Fourth fastest in the final qualifier behind Bayer, Lee Martin will start 3rd on the grid thanks to his P2 and P3 from Q3 & 2.  Making it four different manufacturers represented at the front of the grid Joona Haatanen, who found himself seeded in the second fastest heat, will start 4th, team-mate Neil Cragg starting 8th behind Marc Rheinard.

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