Zolder - Early morning this second race day at Zolder the sky was a deep blue, just like yesterday. The timetable here starts later on Sundays because of the mass that is held at a chapel in the infield. The teams, though, weren’t at the service but deep asleep. At the next round in Le Mans they’ll be busy with the warm-up from a quarter past eight; here the trucks’ first outing today was at 10:30.
Spaniard Antonio Albacete (MAN) came closest to 1:57 with his 1:58.087; nobody else appeared to be in any hurry.
Qualifying kicked off three quarters of an hour later. The first nine were back in after just one flying lap, all certain of getting a second go in the Super Pole – including Albacete, even though he was only ninth, almost 1.3 seconds slower than he’d gone in the warm-up...