Ichisuke is the second person which reports that an import NTSC game is running in PAL mode on an PAL console.
For me it looks like a strange behaviour because the videomode is "hardcoded" into the game so even on the PS2 it should run @ 60 Hz NTSC on an PAL console.
I have no way to test it on my PS2. First one has no working lens and the second won't read any cd-media. I hope to get another full working PS2 for testing and gaming.
PS2 SCPH-70004 V12 PAL + HDCOMBO + 160 GB Samsung HDD + OPL 0.9.1
PS2 SCPH-70004a V13 PAL Satin Silver
2 x Official Sony 8mb card +FMCB 1.8c + uLE 4.42b
Datel Max Memory 32mb card +FMCB 1.8b + uLE 4.42
Memor32 + Memento FW 1.2e