Engen Volkswagen Cup qualifying for round three of the Super Series took place on Friday at Aldo Scribante Raceway in Port Elizabeth. The short and narrow nature of the race track saw drivers immediately on pace to grab the best times available - hoping to claim a good position in the top six draw on Saturday morning.
The early stages of qualifying saw Dewald Brummer move into the lead, but it did not take long for Kosie Weyers, the championship leader to make his presence known. The gap between them was just 0,166 of a second on the 2,48 km circuit when Weyers moved into position as the fastest qualifier.
Port Elizabeth local, Simon Moss, put in lap times 0,206 of a second behind the leader for third-fastest in qualifying amongst the first group of drivers. With a field of 26 entries for the PE round, the field was split with the fastest 13 drivers qualifying in group one.
Eddie Rodrigues was the only Masters competitor in the first group, qualifying amongst the fastest racers and putting in a time that placed him in 12th position.
In group two it was Trevor Bland who proved quickest, closely followed by Tasmin Pepper. Bland and Pepper qualified in 10th and 12th respectively, two of the racers who pushed Rodrigues from his original 12th down to 17th in terms of qualifying times by the end of the day.
For race one the tops six are Kosie Weyers, Dewald Brummer, Simon Moss, Shaun la Reservée and Mathew Hodges. For race two it is Simon Moss, Shaun la Reservée, Trevor Bland, Dewald Brummer, Kosie Weyers and Mathew Hodges.
The top three qualifying times were 1 min 12,870 for Weyers, 1 min 13,036 for Brummer and 1 min 13,076 for Moss.
For the top six qualifiers, the wait now begins until they test their luck in the top six draw for each of the races. This draw takes place on Saturday morning and the participants are determined by their fastest lap time during qualifying for race one and second-fastest lap time of the qualifying session for race two. The qualifiers listed above are in order of times achieved during the qualifying session.