(Hertz - Snaefell (N Config.)) The link to the tracks are on the first post.
I would say practising qualifying tracks will pay off a lot. First, you all need to know that qualifying this time is not based on lap time, but final position. That means it's a race. In a non-contact situation it's important that you don't fall behind the pack.
The track above is one of three tracks used for qualifying -- this track in particular was built for this purpose. But it can be tricky, and if you are not consistent, you are losing those grid positions. (don't be that guy who flies off in the first corner) And this grid position stays with you for the entire raceday!
The pace check for this track in T20/Osiris/Zentorno, given general pace I am judging from current signups is: 1:26 ~ 1:27 -- pressure is on you to win. 1:27 ~ 1:28 -- you will probably be very competitive in this championship, competing for podium. 1:29 -- midpack. 1:30 -- competing for those midpack spots. ... 1:32 -- off pace (but still ok!)
So do practice the qualifying tracks. The current record on this track is around 1:25.1.
I will cover two other QF tracks and main tracks, as we get closer to those dates.