Stern takes maiden pole for EuroFormula Open opener

Team West-Tec F3 driver Yarin Stern took the opening EuroFormula Open pole position of the 2015 season at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain.

The Israeli driver, who took six podium finishes during the 2014 season for the team, took his maiden series pole position with a lap time of 1m37.483s, to beat RP Motorsport’s Vitor Baptista by just 0.035s.

Baptista did have the satisfaction however of being the top debutant in the field, even if he is not classed as a rookie by the series.

Yu Kanamaru, who had topped all three practice sessions on Friday for Emilio de Villota Motorsport, will start race one from third place on the grid, and will be joined on the second row by another series returnee in the form of Russian Konstantin Tereschenko, who was the leading Campos Racing machine.

Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul was fifth fastest in the second West-Tec machine, ahead of John Simonyan, Damiano Fioravanti and Igor Walilko of RP Motorsport.

Leonardo Pulcini was ninth for DAV Racing with Andres Saravia completing the top ten in another of the RP Motorsport entries.

The session was suspended briefly with five minutes left to run when a car stopped on track, but Stern returned to the track to set the pole position time.

Jerez Race 1 Qualifying Result

110Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F31m37.483s
23Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport1m37.518s
316Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m37.796s
46Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing1m37.926s
515Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F31m38.006s
62John SimonyanRUSMKTG1m38.245s
75Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1m38.303s
837Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport1m38.377s
977Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing1m38.480s
101Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport1m38.500s
118Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing1m38.521s
1219William BarbosaCOLBVM Racing1m38.581s
1321Alex RoveraITADAV Racing1m38.714s
147Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1m38.867s
1518Michael DorrbeckerMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m38.949s
164Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport1m39.203s
1717Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m39.803s
189Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing1m40.234s
1920Javier CobianESPBVM Racing1m41.209s
2027Otto SanchezESPEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m41.326s