What they said – Monza, qualifying one

Tuscher, Bacheta and Mirocha discuss the eventful wet/dry session

Matheo Tuscher claimed his fourth pole of the season during today's thrilling wet/dry qualifying session at Monza, closely followed though by championship leader Luciano Bacheta with the two starting side-by-side for today's 21-lap race, with Kevin Mirocha in third. Read what the top three drivers had to say after the session…

Matheo Tuscher

"I had a good feeling on the wet tyres and think I was running P2 which was good. It took a bit of time to get them up to temperature though as the track was still quite cold and wet in places. Before switching onto slicks we made some changes to the set-up and I think we did a great job to find a good set up. I did my quickest lap on the penultimate one. On my last lap though I was faster but in between Ascari and the Parabolica I tried to overtake Marinescu but I couldn't and didn't improve."

Luciano Bacheta

"I'm really relieved after that session as I had a big spin avoiding a backmarker and thought I was going to be in the wall. I flat spotted all my tyres and damaged my car a bit but I was able to make it back to the pits. I'm fairly sure if I hadn't of made that spin and damaged my car I would have been ever faster but I'm still happy to be here.
"I'll race as I always do today. That was one of the most hectic sessions of the year at the time of the year when I really don't need it so it feels like anything can happen this weekend, so my plan is just to stay out of trouble, do the best I can, try and seal it today and if need be follow him [Tuscher] home. "

Kevin Mirocha

"Today was a good result but for me qualifying was more like a complete race! It was unbelievable. I decided to go out on slicks straight away which I think was the right call. After the red flag we were all going out like crazy, overtaking and outbraking each other just to have some space and a clear lap. Third is a little disappointing as I have been very strong so far this weekend but given the session I'm still happy to be here."

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2012 Championship
FINAL STANDINGS
1.
231.5pts
2.
210pts
3.
196pts
4.
169pts
5.
161pts
6.
159.5pts
7.
115pts
8.
106.5pts
10.
27pts
Monza
Race 1
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21 laps
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+15.712s
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+17.676s
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+26.447s
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+32.113s
8.
+36.188s
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+41.745s
10.
+49.825s
Monza
Race 2
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21 laps
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+4.780s
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+6.366s
4.
+6.957s
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+7.030s
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+12.867s
7.
+16.007s
8.
+18.338s
9.
+21.106s
10.
+24.803s
 
 
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