Mitch Evans came out on top of a closely-fought GP3 qualifying session at the Nurburgring to score his second pole position of the season. The top four drivers were all covered by less than a tenth of a second, while the top 25 drivers were all within a second of pole position.

A number of drivers took turn in P1 in the early stages of the session, but it was Tom Dillmann who took control in the middle of the session, going half a second quicker than anyone else.

He stayed on top until four minutes to go, when second free practice pacesetter Antonio Felix da Costa stole provisional pole. Evans then took pole position before the checkered flag, going 0.035 seconds quicker than the Portuguese driver.

Rio Haryanto moved into third place at the end, just 0.078s behind pole, with Dillmann in fourth just 0.081s behind Evans. The Frenchman tried to take pole back at the end but was hampered by traffic in the final sector.

Aaro Vainio was fifth for Tech 1, ahead of British quartet Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Alexander Sims, Lewis Williamson and James Calado. Zoel Amberg rounded out the top ten.

Qualifying results:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:49.366   12
2 Antonio Felix Da Costa Status Grand Prix 1:49.401 0.035 12
3 Rio Haryanto Marussia Manor Racing 1:49.444 0.078 14
4 Tom Dillmann Addax Team 1:49.447 0.081 14
5 Aaro Vainio Tech 1 Racing 1:49.506 0.140 12
6 Antonio Quaife-Hobbs Marussia Manor Racing 1:49.612 0.246 14
7 Alexander Sims Status Grand Prix 1:49.687 0.321 14
8 Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1:49.755 0.389 12
9 James Calado Lotus ART 1:49.803 0.437 12
10 Zoel Amberg Atech CRS GP 1:49.811 0.445 13
11 Valtteri Bottas Lotus ART 1:49.832 0.466 12
12 Luciano Bacheta RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:49.843 0.477 12
13 Simon Trummer MW Arden 1:49.887 0.521 13
14 Michael Christensen RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:49.903 0.537 12
15 Gabby Chaves Addax Team 1:49.960 0.594 13
16 Conor Daly Carlin 1:49.964 0.598 12
17 Pedro Nunes Lotus ART 1:49.990 0.624 12
18 Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 Racing 1:50.006 0.640 13
19 Nico Muller Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.037 0.671 12
20 Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.057 0.691 12
21 Nick Yelloly Atech CRS GP 1:50.069 0.703 12
22 Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS GP 1:50.130 0.764 13
23 Matias Laine Marussia Manor Racing 1:50.184 0.818 13
24 Ivan Lukashevich Status Grand Prix 1:50.222 0.856 14
25 Dean Smith Addax Team 1:50.320 0.954 13
26 Maxim Zimin Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.519 1.153 12
27 Nigel Melker RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:50.612 1.246 9
28 Callum MacLeod Carlin 1:50.821 1.455 12
29 Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1:52.142 2.776 13
30 Thomas Hylkema Tech 1 Racing 1:52.481 3.115 12