Thai driver Sandy Stuvik took his fourth consecutive EuroFormula Open pole position in a tightly fought qualifying session around the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The RP Motorsport driver set a best lap time of 1:37.354s to pip team-mate and current championship leader Artur Janosz by 0.064s.
Proving how close the series is in 2014, Yarin Stern was third for Team West-Tec F3 only 0.087s off Stuvik’s pole time, while fourth placed Alex Palou, winner of the opening round of the season at the Nurburgring was also under a tenth of a second adrift for Campos Racing.
Russian John Simonyan was fifth for RP Motorsport and was the last of the drivers to set a best lap time underneath 1:38s. The other two Campos Racing entries of Briton Sean Walkinshaw and Russian Konstantin Tereschenko will line-up sixth and seventh.
Eighth on the grid will be German Nicholas Pohler for Team West-Tec F3, ahead of the leading Emilio de Villota Motorsport entry of Japanese driver Yu Kanamaru. Both Pohler and Kanamaru set identical lap times of 1:38.195s but Pohler will start ahead after setting the time first. The second Thai driver on the grid Tanart Sathienthirakul completed the top ten for Team West-Tec F3.
Race 1 begins later this afternoon with the championship battle between Janosz and Stuvik set to resume. Only one point covers the two RP Motorsport drivers heading into the race.
Jerez Race 1 Qualifying Result
|1||Sandy Stuvik||THA||RP Motorsport||1:37.354|
|2||Artur Janosz||POL||RP Motorsport||1:37.418|
|3||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||1:37.441|
|4||Alex Palou||ESP||Campos Racing||1:37.464|
|5||John Simonyan||RUS||RP Motorsport||1:37.933|
|6||Sean Walkinshaw||GBR||Campos Racing||1:38.053|
|7||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||1:38.096|
|8||Nicholas Pohler||GER||Team West-Tec F3||1:38.195|
|9||Yu Kanamaru||JAP||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||1:38.195|
|10||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||1:38.223|
|11||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||1:38.273|
|12||Che-One Lim||KOR||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||1:38.366|
|13||Gerardo Nieto||MEX||DAV Racing||1:38.414|
|14||Cameron Twynham||GBR||Team West-Tec F3||1:38.485|
|15||Wei Fung Thong||HKG||Team West-Tec F3||1:38.640|
|16||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||DAV Racing||1:39.064|
|17||Costantino Peroni||ITA||Corbetta Competizioni||1:39.189|
|18||William Barbosa||COL||Corbetta Competizioni||1:39.274|
|19||Saud T. Al Faisal||SAU||RP Motorsport||1:39.403|