Bacheta Rebounds From Crash To Claim Sunday Pole At Spa

by Peter Allen
Luciano Bacheta - Photo Credit: Formula Two

FIA Formula Two Championship leader Luciano Bacheta bounced back from a crash on the first lap of Saturday's race at Spa-Francorchamps to claim pole for Sunday's encounter.

The Brit posted a time of 2m03.925s midway through the session to beat Saturday victor Markus Pommer by 0.166s.

“We were kind of forced into our qualifying strategy due to the crash in yesterday’s race we had to do installation laps,” said Bacheta.

“I had a good feeling in the car so myself and engineer decided just to go out straight away in the rhythm and it paid off. I was focused on nailing certain corners but in the process I got others slightly wrong so I know there’s more pace to come from me. It was still a fairly clean lap when the tyres were at their best.”

Alex Fontana took third, ahead of Kevin Mirocha and newcomer Vittorio Ghirelli. Christopher Zanella was sixth, ahead of Saturday's second-place finisher Daniel McKenzie.

Axcil Jefferies took eighth, with Hector Hurst ninth and Parthiva Sureshwaren in tenth.

Saturday podium finisher Matheo Tuscher could only muster 11th, ahead of Dino Zamparelli and Mihai Marinescu who will also be disappointed with their grid slots.

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