Bergér In Driving Seat After Qualifying

The German Challenger looks set to claim his ninth win

Florian Bergér once again made Qualifying look easy when he set a time that was 1.761s faster than his closest rival. 

Bergér has topped every timesheet here in Chiba and looks set to take another career win tomorrow. He was last to fly in the session and knew that he had to beat Kevin Coleman’s time of 1:02.244 to be quickest. And he did that without a problem setting a time of 1:00.483, almost two seconds faster and pushing Coleman down into second. 

With temperatures rising, the conditions were slightly more testing than this morning’s FP3 session and the pilots had to adapt. Bergér and Coleman were the two that made the most of it. 

Baptiste Vignes was third in Quali with a time of 1:03.065 – 2.582s slower than Bergér. Luke Czepiela was more than four seconds off the pace and will be disappointed that he could only finish fourth. 

Vito Wyprächtiger set a blistering pace and his net time would have seen him finish third, but a pylon hit at Gate 8 added three seconds to his time and pushed him down to fifth. 

Kenny Chiang will be furious with himself after also hitting a pylon and crossing the Track Limit Line, adding a total of four seconds to his time and putting him last in Qualifying. 

Tomorrow the Challengers will go all out for that final trophy, you can watch all the action LIVE right here. 

Chiba 2019 Challenger Class Qualifying Results
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