Factory Mugen/Novarossi driver Robert Pietsch will start the 2009 IFMAR 1:8 Onroad World Championship from pole position on Saturday ahead of defending Champion Lamberto Collari.*Setting his time in the penultimate qualifier this morning the result was made official*when his rivals failed to better the German’s 30 lap run in the sixth & final round. Coming to*Switzerland as the pre race favourite Piestch, who was a direct qualifier at the 2005*Worlds, said it was an incredible feeling to be on pole ahead of such a legendary driver as eight time World Champion Collari. In the final round of qualifying Pietsch pulled up early as the track proved slower and his Novarossi started to run lean.
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