Pilot Volvo Nestor Girolami won his first pole position in the WTCC at the stage in China.
Rain at the circuit in Ningbo ceased before the beginning of qualifying, but throughout the session the riders were on rain tyres.
In Superpole Nestor drove his round and 1.58,049. The closest rival of the Argentine became Norbert Michelis, he conceded 0,320 seconds.
Third place was taken by the partner on the Volvo Girolami Ted Bjork, and the fourth position was satisfied with Rob Huff.
Managed to get in the top five and Gabriele Tarquini, replacing the overall leader of the season-2017 Tiago Monteiro in the Honda lineup, but because of a mistake on a quick lap, the Italian lost time Girolami almost three seconds.
The second half of the top ten made up of Tom Chilton, Esteban, Gurrieri, Nick Katsburg, John Philip and Yann Erlacher, acting on the Lada Vesta. Thus, the representative of the private team RC Motorsport will start from the pole position for reverse grid Sunday race open.
|1.||Nestor Girolami||Cyan Polestar Racing||1.58,049|
|2.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||1.58,369||+0,320|
|3.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||1.58,536||+0,487|
|4.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||1.58,857||+0,808|
|5.||Gabriele Tarquini||Honda Racing Team JAS||2.01,040||+2,991|
|6.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||1.59,460||+0,975|
|7.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Campos Racing||1.59,896||+1,411|
|8.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||2.00,025||+1,540|
|9.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||2.00,265||+1,780|
|10.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||2.00,641||+2,156|
|11.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||2.02,171||+3,686|
|12.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport|
|13.||Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||2.00,590||+2,347|
|14.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||2.00,604||+2,361|
|15.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||2.02,565||+4,322|
|16.||Filipe Sousa||RC Motorsport||2.02,980||+4,737|
|17.||Zsolt Ruff||Zengo Motorsport|
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