Altough yesterday in the pre-qualifying session Sebastien Bourdais obtained the 6th place, today the French driver showed everyone that he took the things seriously, taking the pole position with a stunning time of 1:18.765s.
Tristan Gommendy, Sebastien’s main rival,obtained the second place being with 0.26 seconds slower. Third place was obtained by Neel Jani.On the fourth place was Simon Pagenaud, driver of Team Australia racing and on the 5th, Sebastien’s Bourdais team mate and driver of the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, Graham Rahal. Rahal could obtain a better place in the qualifying session at Assen but due to some spins he obtained only the 6th place.
On the seventh place was Jan Heylen, who obtained his best result of the year for his team, Conquest Racing. He was followed closely by Will Power, driver of the Team Australia. The two Minardi Team USA cars driven by Doornbos and Dan Clarke placed on the 9th and 10th place.Behind them was B. Junqueira driver of Dale Coyne Racing who overtook A. Tagliani from the Rsports racing team.
Forsythe Championship Racing and its Oriol Servia obtained only the 13th place. Servia overtook K. Legge , Junqueira’s team mate from Dale Coyne Racing.
The two Pacific Coast Motorsports driven by R. Dalziel and A. Figge obtained the 15th and 16th place. The grid was closed by Paul Tracy. Tracy will start the last due to some problems he had after a suspension damage at the final chicane.