Evgeny Restov and Denis van Walwijk would take home both front row positions for BMS Scuderia Italia during the qualifying session for their home race: the Round of Italy.
Continuing on from winning in France, the Russian’s pole time would be more than one and a half tenths clear of the time set by his teammate van Walwijk. The main advantage Restov had on his lap was the Carson Corvette of Li Qi just within drafting distance, giving him the advantage he needed on the straightaways of Monza. Even with the lack of draft help for the South African, he would be nearly a tenth clear of third place qualifying Matteo Rossi, one of two Italians who partook in the qualifying session; the other being Amato Agostini who qualified eleventh.
Flanking Rossi on the second row is fellow front row starter from France in Fabian Rei, putting in a time only three thousandths of a second off of the factory Aston Martin driver. Starting on the third row would be Americans Joey Alliot and Chris Winter driving for Carson and Solvalou respectively, another two tenths off of the pole time set by Restov.
Directly behind them is the highest place Independent qualifier in Gia Van Dycke, her second consecutive pole position in class since the Belgio Ferrari initially got the weight break with Justin Case replacing Laurent Seron for France, Italy, and the Round of The United States. Van Dycke would the only Independent in the top eleven; the only factory cars not in that group being Paul Travesen whose best lap was impeded by slower cars also on their fastest lap, and John Magnus driving the Falken Tire-shod Aston Martin. The next closest Independent qualifier was Melanie Bourne in her Boutsen Ginion Corvette, starting twelfth overall for the race on Sunday.