The suspense leading up to the title decision in the Porsche Mobil 1 Sueprcup is growing: In qualifying for the last round of the season on Sunday in the Autodromo Nazionale of Monza, five drivers are running at the front, all with chances to take home the overall win. Austria's Norbert Siedler driving for VELTINS Lechner Racing secured his third pole position of the season. At the wheel of his 450 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which is based on the street-legal lightweight Porsche 911 GT3 RS sports car, the Bahrain winner was only twelve-thousandths of a second faster than the Hermes Attempto Racing pilot, KÃ©vin Estre from France.
While Norbert Siedler only marginally improves his position in the title race with the two extra points for his pole-setting performance, the front row spot could possibly be decisive for KÃ©vin Estre. Title defender RenÃ© Rast (Germany), who leads the championship by just one point ahead of Estre, only managed to post the fourth quickest time in qualifying behind Sean Edwards (Konrad Motorsport) from Great Britain. The situation heading into the title decider on Sunday is as follows: Should either KÃ©vin Estre or RenÃ© Rast finish tomorrow's sprint amongst the first six, the champion will be the one who beats the other to the flag. Norbert Siedler and Sean Edwards also hold an outside chance on Sunday, as does Denmark's Nicki Thiim (Hermes Attempto Racing), who qualified on the fifth grid spot. These pilots could only snatch championship honours if both RenÃ© Rast and KÃ©vin Estre finish amongst the backmarkers.