Having starred within the Swedish spherical of the sequence at Holjes, on one other low-grip circuit, Abbring once more shone within the Unkorrupted Renault Megane within the opening session at Spa, successful his race from the entrance in Q1 to raised Kristoffersson and three-time Spa 24 hr winner Timo Scheider within the total session instances.
Factors chief Timmy Hansen was fifth behind brother Kevin in Q1, then received the second race in Q2 to initially set the perfect time.
Though his time was subsequently bettered by Kristoffersson, Hansen wound up second on the shut of the opening day and, staggeringly, Abbring nonetheless managed to be third regardless of setting the eleventh quickest time of Q2.
That outcome was on account of contact on the opening nook, with Kevin Hansen on the skin and Kevin Abbring on the within; each made good begins and obtained rotated across the entrance of Kristoffersson and Scheider, with Abbring spinning to the skin.
In a bid to keep away from the drama Kristoffersson tried for the undercut and, in a uncommon mistake from the Swede, turned his EKS JC Audi S1 into the wall on the within however survived to guide from the entrance.
Kevin Hansen in the meantime was handed a 12-second penalty for the flip one incident, dropping him tenth within the session and seventh on the finish of day one.
Timmy Hansen was additionally concerned in flip one drama in Q2. Niclas Gronholm began on the skin of the grid for the second race within the session and initially had mild side-to-side contact with GRX-SET group mate Krisztian Szabo.
However worse was to return for the Finn, as his Hyundai i20’s front-left wheel made contact with the right-rear of Hansen’s Peugeot 208, Gronholm hitting the wall and spinning out of the encounter.
Following a battle in visitors in Q1 and the Q2 retirement, Gronholm sits eleventh total.
Kristoffersson’s group mate Enzo Ide, racing in his house spherical of the sequence, was hampered by anti-lag issues in Q1.
He received the primary race of Q2 and, regardless of observe evolution that means the later races had higher circumstances, he managed the third finest time and is sixth in a single day.