If my not too appreciable memory is not letting me down again, there were 8 turns in the track for qualifying. Turn 1 (Right 30) was about 100 meters from the start line and probably all contestants took it in high 2nd gear. 2nd turn (Left 40) was further 70-80 meters from Turn 1. By this time most shifted to 3rd gear. Turn 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 were all high 3rd gear turns. Only Turn 4 (Left 120 Long) was the exception.
My case was that I managed all turns after Turn 1 in high 3rd gear, which, in Jimny terms, mean speeds between 100 to 120. Even at Turn 4, I dipped into it in high 3rd but had to shift to 2nd in the middle when Jinmy drifted too much. Final run to the finish was 4th gear, Jimny touched 120 there.
Although spectacular to look at, yet, drift is never the fastest way around a turn. Vehicles naturally drift on dirt tracks but not allowing them to drift is a skill that I have been endeavoring to learn. Simple theory is that you need to follow the racing line with steady hands and foot. My good time in Jhal's qualifying was mainly because of that adaptation.