Stuvik Leads Tight Qualifying Session in Jerez

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