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
|1||3||Vitor Baptista||BRZ||RP Motorsport||1m27.030s|
|2||10||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||1m27.037s|
|3||16||Yu Kanamaru||JPN||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||1m27.071s|
|4||15||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||1m27.073s|
|5||6||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||1m27.147s|
|6||5||Damiano Fioravanti||ITA||RP Motorsport||1m27.208s|
|7||7||Diego Menchaca||MEX||Campos Racing||1m27.278s|
|8||1||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||1m27.489s|
|9||77||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||DAV Racing||1m27.547s|
|10||4||Antonio Ptak||POL||RP Motorsport||1m27.575s|
|11||37||Igor Walilko||POL||RP Motorsport||1m27.789s|
|12||8||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||Campos Racing||1m27.866s|
|13||70||Parth Ghorpade||IND||DAV Racing||1m28.198s|
|14||17||Jose Manuel Vilalta||MEX||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||1m28.224s|
|15||9||Ahmad Al Ghanem||KWT||Campos Racing||1m28.306s|
|16||24||Alexey Chuklin||RUS||Corbetta Competizioni||1m29.338s|