Defending W Series champion Jamie Chadwick took pole position for Saturday’s second race in Austria as the Veloce Racing driver set a fastest time of 01:28.473s and starts the race just ahead of Beitske Visser who set a 01:28.591s while Emma Kimilainen starts the race from third place with a time of 01:28.822s.

Speaking following the session, Jamie Chadwick commented saying:

“I’m really happy and I think that makes up for last weekend. That’s the first job done and tomorrow is the second job, so I’m happy to get that one out of the way. We had planned to do a few more laps on the used tyres to get a better feel with less fuel on the new tyres but, to be honest, the new tyres took a little longer than we thought. Fortunately, it all came together then and I’m happy with the result. I was a bit surprised about having a time deleted for track limits earlier in the session ā€“ it was probably my fault but I managed to write that off and get it right on the next lap.”

Beitske Visser commented on her qualifying saying:

“It was a good improvement from last week and being on the front row tomorrow is a good start. Hopefully I can have a better start than Jamie and take the lead, but it’s going be a close one around this track. We made a few changes on the set-up compared to last week which paid off and I’ve been working hard.”

Emma Kimilainen commented saying:

“There were some issues today but we overcame them. There were some technical issues with the car, so we are going to fix it and see what it is. I’m very proud of my team for how quickly they changed the rear roll-bar and tyres even though we had pressure because of the time. Then I could get myself together and put in some good lap times in the end. That part I’m really happy about, but I have the penalty so will start from sixth. It is not as bad as it could be. I will start from there and Iā€™m really happy because I know I have the pace to be on the podium.”

Bruna Tomaaselli starts the race from fourth place following a time of 01:28.865s starting the event just ahead of Nerea Marti who set a fastest time of 01:29.013s while Irina Sirdorkova starts the race from sixth place with a time of 01:29.052s, the Russian starts the race just ahead of Spain’s Marta Garcia who set a time of 01:29.109s while Sarah Moore starts the race from eighth place with a qualifying time of 01:29.173s.

Ayla Argen starts the race from ninth place with a time of 01:29.276s just ahead of Belen Garcia who rounds out the top ten with a time of 01:29.348s.

Abbie Eaton starts the race from eleventh place just ahead of Vicky Piria and last weekend’s pole-sitter and race winner Alice Powell while Fabienne Wohlwend starts the race from 13th place respectively just ahead of Jessica Hawkins and Gosia Rdest.

Miki Koyama and Sabre Cook round out the grid. W Series Race Director Dave Ryan commented saying:

“It was a good session after an unfortunate moment for Sabre right at the beginning. There was a mix of old and new drivers at the front ā€“ some of the established drivers from 2019 and a few of the younger ones up there which was really good to see and a bit unexpected. Then we had Alice Powell down at the back. I don’t know quite what the problem was there, but overall a pretty good session.”

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