SK, the difference between Qasim and next Jimny is same as difference between Nadir and next Category A driver, i.e both approx 7 seconds. Both did their runs near the end when track was much rougher, but equally much straighter, i.e. people had run over inside of curves gradually straightening the line. So both laps were likely perfect with no mistakes and making the most of changing track.
The night before qualifying, in drivers meeting it was discussed in detail that last year similar thing happened, i.e people were faster in later half of qualifying when track is supposed to be more rough / dugup by spinning wheels looking for traction. Asad will tell you, he qualified in the middle and could see a definite straighter line strough S curves. A comment from Qasim after qualifying run was "he was drifting at 110kmph", don't know about others, I hit 100+kmph only once, and that too at finishing flag! To me there was no part straight enough to achieve that speed, but than as I said before, I wasn't fast!
For me whole qualifying run was autocross run at 65-90kmph. The problem with NPP is 2nd gear redlines just below 70kmph, when you shift 3rd at that speed, rpm drops to approx 2900, now keep in mind peak torque for TB45S is 3600rpm and peak power is 4400rpm. So was absolutely out of power range for any sort of power sliding the big bully (thats why the run looks so smooth). Plus the fact the Carburetter wasn't and still isn't performing 100% i.e marked engine bog down around 3800rpm onwards in 2nd 3rd and 4th gears!. Not making excuses here, but there never was any desire to check roll cage strength at any stage! Am pretty pleased with what we managed in an absolutely factory stock vehicle, and guess what zero work required on return, the front shocks are not 100%, but the ride is a bit softer and so no plans of altering anything yet!