Baptista takes second Red Bull Ring pole in close Sunday quali

Vitor Baptista took his second pole position of the EuroFormula Open weekend at the Red Bull Ring in a close qualifying session on Sunday morning in Austria.

Baptista, who retired his RP Motorport machine from the opening race of the weekend on Saturday, set a best time of 1m27.030s to take his fourth pole position of the season, only 0.007s faster than Yarin Stern of Team West-Tec F3.

Yu Kanamaru will start third for Emilio de Villota Motorsport, finishing just 0.041s behind Baptista, while 0.002s further back in fourth was the second Team West-Tec F3 entry of Tanart Sathienthirakul.

Championship leader Konstantin Tereschenko will start fifth for Campos Racing alongside RP Motorsport’s Damiano Fioravanti, with their respective team-mates Diego Menchaca and Andres Saravia on row four.

Race one winner Leonardo Pulcini could only qualify ninth for DAV Racing, albeit only 0.517s from Baptista’s pole time, while RP Motorsport’s Antoni Ptak completed the top ten.

Track limits were an issue for many drivers during the session, with seven drivers having times deleted for running off track, primarily at the penultimate turn seven, including Sathienthirakul, Fioravanti, Pulcini and Ptak.

Red Bull Ring Race 2 Qualifying Result

13Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport1m27.030s
210Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F31m27.037s
316Yu KanamaruJPNEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m27.071s
415Tanart SathienthirakulTHATeam West-Tec F31m27.073s
56Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing1m27.147s
65Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1m27.208s
77Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1m27.278s
81Andres SaraviaGTMRP Motorsport1m27.489s
977Leonardo PulciniITADAV Racing1m27.547s
104Antonio PtakPOLRP Motorsport1m27.575s
1137Igor WalilkoPOLRP Motorsport1m27.789s
128Henrique BaptistaBRZCampos Racing1m27.866s
1370Parth GhorpadeINDDAV Racing1m28.198s
1417Jose Manuel VilaltaMEXEmilio de Villota Motorsport1m28.224s
159Ahmad Al GhanemKWTCampos Racing1m28.306s
1624Alexey ChuklinRUSCorbetta Competizioni1m29.338s