Bertolini-Bartels aim for the Drivers' and Teams' titles
Bertolini, having twice lowered the best lap time, was overtaken by the chasing pack after running off line at ‘Lucien Bianchi’. Even so, he posted a time only .547 down on Simonsen’s pole. The qualifying session was an even one with seven cars grouped within a second of each other.
The Vitasystem MC12, making its debut with Matteo Bobbi and Pedro Lamy on board, clocked a time one second down on pole, good enough for tenth. Ramos/Negraõ, winners in Nogaro and with 65 kg of ballast, were eleventh and 1"107 off pole.