Nurburgring qualifying results

David Saelens will start from pole position for the first time in his Formula 3000 career at the Nurburgring later today

Nurburgring qualifying results

The Super Nova driver will be joined on the front row by series leader and title favourite Bruno Junqueira, who drives for the affiliated Petrobras Jr team.

Tomas Enge again shone in the lead McLaren entry, taking third position ahead of Barcelona polesitter Enrique Bernoldi and Nordic's Justin Wilson.

Stephane Sarrazin's miserable campaign continued as the Frenchman could only manage 15th place, sharing the eighth row with Silverstone winner Mark Webber.

Darren Manning only just qualified in 25th, while there were mixed fortunes for the two new British recruits to the championship. The experienced Jamie Davies, replacing the injured Mario Haberfeld at Fortec, will start 18th for his first race since last September, but reigning British Formula Three champion Marc Hynes failed to qualify despite sealing an eleventh-hour deal to replace Hidetoshi Matsusada at WRT.

Qualifying times from the Nurburgring:

1 D Saelens Super Nova 1m30.043s
2 B Junqueira Petrobras Jr 1m30.275s
3 T Enge McLaren Jr 1m30.363s
4 E Bernoldi Red Bull Jr 1m30.407s
5 J Wilson Nordic 1m30.454s
6 F Montagny DAMS 1m30.554s
7 S Ayari Coloni 1m30.587s
8 F Walfisch Astromega 1m30.728s
9 N Minassian Super Nova 1m30.758s
10 K McGarrity Nordic 1m30.759s
11 J Melo Petrobras Jr 1m30.784s
12 R Mauricio Red Bull Jr 1m30.802s
13 S Bourdais Gauloises Jr 1m30.861s
14 F Gollin Coloni 1m30.868s
15 S Sarrazin McLaren Jr 1m30.933s
16 M Webber European Arrows 1m30.941s
17 B Leinders KJR 1m31.004s
18 J Davies Fortec 1m31.131s
19 A Couto Gauloises Jr 1m31.212s
20 F Alonso Astromega 1m31.226s
21 C Albers European Arrows 1m31.266s
22 J van Hooydonk KTR 1m31.336s
23 A Scheld Fortec 1m31.407s
24 A Piccini KJR 1m31.492s
25 D Manning Arden 1m31.640s
26 Y Olivier KTR 1m31.925s

Non-qualifiers:

27 K Kolby DAMS 1m31.945s
28 A Mikola WRT 1m32.295s
29 M Hynes WRT 1m32.503s
30 V Maslov Arden 1m32.997s

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