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Bortolotti Takes Final Pole Position Of F2 Season

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Mirko Bortolotti - Photo Credit: FIA Formula Two Championship

Mirko Bortolotti celebrates his seventh pole of the season - Photo Credit: FIA Formula Two Championship

2011 FIA Formula Two Champion Mirko Bortolotti has claimed pole position for the final race of the season at Barcelona.

Just like in Saturday's session, the Italian's nearest rivals in qualifying were local racers Ramon Pineiro and Miki Monras.

Monras set the early pace before Bortolotti set his pole position time of 1:37.325s. Pineiro, who can claim second place in the final standings if the wins the race, was 0.225s slower than Bortolotti in second. Monras was just a further five thousandths of a second slower in third place.

“I had to test a small thing for qualifying so I did a quick out and in lap,” said Bortolotti. “Then we had one set of tyres, so back to normal qualifying, so I'm very happy with this pole position here. As I said yesterday, on this track it's very important to have pole position, so now I'm looking forward to the race, it's going to be my last race in Formula Two, so of course it's going to be quite an emotional one. Obviously Ramon needs to win but I want to win, so let's see what happens!”

Mihai Marinescu was fourth ahead of Kelvin Snoeks, Alex Brundle, Tobias Hegewald and Mikkel Mac. Christopher Zanella, the man Pineiro is hoping to overhaul for second, starts only ninth, with Benjamin Lariche tenth.

Barcelona, qualifying two results:

1. Mirko Bortolotti, 1:37.325s
2. Ramon Pineiro, +0.225s
3. Miki Monras, +0.230s
4. Mihai Marinescu, +-.267s
5. Kelvin Snoeks, +1.000s
6. Alex Brundle, +1.107s
7. Tobias Hegewald, +1.209s
8. Mikkel Mac, +1.213s
9. Christopher Zanella, +1.336s
10. Benjamin Lariche, +1.342s

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