Alexander Negraõ takes third spot
Despite the stop-start rain that led to the teams continually changing the cars’ set up and tyres. The Vitaphone Racing team’s Maserati MC12 earned a place on the second row thanks to a superb last lap by 22 year-old Brazilian Alexander Negraõ. He set the third fastest time of 1’49”555, .471 down on pole. It was a performance that showed how much the young driver has improved. Together with his Portuguese team mate, Miguel Ramos, he will be looking for a fine finish tomorrow.