Two more poles for dominant Norris at the Nurburgring


Lando Norris - Credit: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI

Lando Norris continued his strong Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup form with two more pole positions at the Nurburgring on Friday.

The British driver led a Josef Kaufmann Racing 1-2 in qualifying for race one, and then a 1-2-3 for race two, meaning Norris has taken the last nine pole positions available this season.

Norris’ best time of 1:55.685 during the opening of the two qualifying sessions was enough to give him pole position for race one, where he will be joined on the front row by Russian team-mate Robert Shwartzman, while Sacha Fenestraz will start third for Tech 1 Racing ahead of Max Defourny of R-ace GP.

The third Josef Kaufmann Racing entry of Jehan Daruvala will be fifth on the grid for the opening race, ahead of Tech 1 Racing duo Dorian Boccolacci and Hugo de Sadeleer, with Alex Gill eighth for Mark Burdett Motorsport, while Bruno Baptista of Fortec Motorsports and Julien Falchero of R-ace GP complete the top ten.

The second qualifying session was a quicker affair, with Norris setting a best time of 1:54.833 to take pole position for race two, with Daruvala this time joining him on the front row and Shwartzman making it a team 1-2-3.

Defourny will again be fourth on the grid ahead of Fenestraz and de Sadeleer, with debutant Marcus Armstrong seventh for R-ace GP, who are without the services Will Palmer this weekend.

Ferdinand Habsburg will start eighth for Fortec Motorsports, while Boccolacci and Falchero will complete the top ten.

Nurburgring Race 1 Qualifying Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
12Lando NorrisGBRJosef Kaufmann Racing1:55.685
23Robert ShwartzmanRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing1:55.962
311Sacha FenestrazSWITech 1 Racing1:56.084
433Max DefournyBELR-Ace GP1:56.128
51Jehan DaruvalaINDJosef Kaufmann Racing1:56.169
69Dorian BoccolacciFRATech 1 Racing1:56.582
710Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1:56.652
827Alex GillGBRMark Burdett Motorsport1:56.713
96Bruno BaptistaBRZFortec Motorsports1:56.719
1016Julien FalcheroFRAR-Ace GP1:56.786
1196Bartlomiej MireckiPOLBM Racing Team1:56.819
1262Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1:56.832
1312Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1:56.862
1415Marcus ArmstrongAUSR-Ace GP1:56.913
1518James AllenAUSJD Motorsport1:56.976
1630Aleksandr VartanyanRUSFortec Motorsports1:57.019
1717Aleksey KorneevRUSJD Motorsport1:57.149
1821Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles1:57.376
1977Laurents HorrGERDutt Motorsport1:57.499
2024Nerses IsaakyanRUSAVF by Adrian Valles1:58.002
2132Kasper LarsenDENKEO Racing1:58.949
2228Finlay HutchinsonGBRMark Burdett Motorsport1:59.180
2342Julia PankiewiczPOLAVF by Adrian Valles2:00.713
247Nikita TroitskiyRUSFortec MotorsportsNo Time

Nurburgring Race 2 Qualifying Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
12Lando NorrisGBRJosef Kaufmann Racing1:54.833
21Jehan DaruvalaINDJosef Kaufmann Racing1:55.146
33Robert ShwartzmanRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing1:55.173
433Max DefournyBELR-Ace GP1:55.275
511Sacha FenestrazSWITech 1 Racing1:55.439
610Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1:55.522
715Marcus ArmstrongAUSR-Ace GP1:55.522
862Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1:55.751
99Dorian BoccolacciFRATech 1 Racing1:55.820
1016Julien FalcheroFRAR-Ace GP1:55.895
1118James AllenAUSJD Motorsport1:55.920
126Bruno BaptistaBRZFortec Motorsports1:55.965
1317Aleksey KorneevRUSJD Motorsport1:56.050
147Nikita TroitskiyRUSFortec Motorsports1:56.079
1527Alex GillGBRMark Burdett Motorsport1:56.088
1696Bartlomiej MireckiPOLBM Racing Team1:56.402
1721Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles1:56.407
1830Aleksandr VartanyanRUSFortec Motorsports1:56.410
1912Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1:56.716
2077Laurents HorrGERDutt Motorsport1:56.729
2128Finlay HutchinsonGBRMark Burdett Motorsport1:57.466
2224Nerses IsaakyanRUSAVF by Adrian Valles1:57.536
2332Kasper LarsenDENKEO Racing1:57.731
2442Julia PankiewiczPOLAVF by Adrian Valles1:59.737