A promising sign for the WTCC season ahead as Gabriele Tarquini put his Seat on pole position in front of the previously dominant Chevrolet.
The Cruzes are lined up behind him: Yvan Muller in front of Rob Huff and Alain Menu. Row three is Rickard Rydell (Chevrolet) and Tom Coronel (BMW).
The top five in qualifying score 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively so Tarquini is also leading the championship.
Under the new WTCC qualifying system, Tarquini takes pole for race one but pole for race two the top ten is reversed.
Therefore the top five for race two is Norbert Michelisz (BMW), Aleksei Dudukalo (Seat), Alex MacDowell (Chevrolet), Pepe Oriola (Seat) and Coronel.