Kvyat Earns Singapore FBMW Poles

by Peter Allen

Daniil Kvyat has taken pole position for rounds 11 and 12 of the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific season at the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore. The Russian Red Bull-backed Eurointernational driver set a time that was nearly eight tenths of a second faster than local driver Richard Bradley, as the series supports the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.

Eurasia Motorsport driver Bradley, who leads the series standings, will start alongside Kvyat for both races, with the grid for the second race determined by the drivers' second fastest times. Kvyat, who has been racing in the Formula BMW Europe series in 2010, is only a guest driver in the Pacific series and so cannot score championship points.

Bradley's Eurasia teammate Kotaro Sakurai will start from third for Round 11, ahead of Colombian Oscar Tunjo of the Meritus team and Malaysian Calvin Wong of Mofaz Racing. For Round 12, Tunjo will start third, with Wong fourth and Sakurai fifth.

Kvyat went to the top of the timesheets mid-way through the 25 minute session. Times began to tumble in the final minutes, with Bradley grabbing provisional pole. Kvyat wasn't to be outdone though and retook pole after the checkered flag.

Carlos Sainz Jr, another Red Bull driver, will start the two races in seventh and eighth, with Nabil Jeffri, who recently tested for Lotus Racing, qualifying in eighth and sixth positions.

Kvyat said: “I put together all the sectors on the last lap. It was my last chance and I was able to push to the max. To be seven-tenths of a second quicker, I don't know if I can say it's a perfect lap, but I did push really hard, especially on the second and third sectors. I'm on good form. In Monza I had a podium there as well. The second part of my season has been good. I have been progressing and I know how to give my max.”

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