Jerome Aigoin topping the final controlled practice at the Fehring track in Austria. Last years Top Qualifier took his Novarossi powered MP9 to the only 9 lap run of the day making it a very strong start to the Championship for Kyosho. Having only ran the 9th fastest time in the morning, Aigoin said the only change he made for the final practice was to switch to soft compound AKA Enduro tires. With the changing conditions most talk in the pits focuses around tires which is keeping AKA boss & former World Champion Mark Pavidis busy in the pits.
Behind Aigoin former Champion Miguel Matias set the second fastest time of Q2 The Portuguese ace, whose RB powered 8ight features new geometry, said the new parts have made the buggy very easy to drive everywhere around the track. Looking for a little more steering he will change from a 2.0 to a 2.3 sway bar for qualifying which he said will solve that.
Boots, who lost around 2 seconds when fellow Kyosho driver Christoffer Svensson landed on his MP9 off one of the jumps, was overall pleased with his pace in practice and as the top seed for qualifying is looking forward to tomorrow. Using the second practice to try different diff oils he said the track was quite slippy.
Kyosho team mate Ronnefalk, who was only 31st fastest after a series of driver errors including missing the three finger section twice, said the pace is there but he just made stupid mistakes.
Wrong tire choice, going for too soft a Pro Circuit rubber, was defending Champion Robert Battle who was 11th fastest. The Spaniard, who is chasing a third European title here in Austria, said he is confident he will have the right tire for qualifs.