Kostka takes maiden EuroV8 Series pole
Tomas Kostka led from start to finish the qualifying for the EuroV8 Series at Vallelunga. The Czech racer scored a stunning pole for the Audi Sport Italia team, despite being at his first experience at the venue. Driving an Audi RS5, he quickly got the right confidence with the track and edged team-mate Davide Stancheris. The Italian captured a second place completing a sweep of the front row for the German manufacturer.
The two Ingolstad-produced cars were followed by the BMW M3 of Max Mugelli, as the Team BMW Dinamic ace took full advantage of the car’s handling on the technical Roman venue. Second row was completed by Francesco Sini and his Chevrolet Camaro. The Italian is looking forward to more glory after his Race 2 podium at Monza.
The Solaris Motorsport-prepared American muscle car topped the R.R.T. Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé of Nicola Baldan, who ended up in front of BMW’s Maurizio Copetti and fellow Mercedes driver Diego Romanini, running for Caal Racing.
The top-10 was rounded out by Dinamic’s Niccolò Mercatali (BMW M3), Ermanno Dionisio (Audi RS5) and Leonardo Baccarelli (Mercedes C63 AMG). The Audi Sport Italia man only entered the track late in the session due to some electronic issues on his race car.