Ghiotto pips Bernstorff to Hungaroring pole

Luca Ghiotto secured his third pole position of the GP3 Series at the Hungaroring after a late quick lap displaced Emil Bernstorff by just 0.036s.

The current championship leader also secured the four-point bonus to extend his lead to nine points heading into this afternoon’s first race of the weekend at the Hungarian track.

Arden International driver Bernstorff was on course for his first pole of the year until Ghiotto’s late lap, with the Anglo-Danish driver making a mistake on his own final lap to deny him the opportunity to improve his time.

Highly rated ART Grand Prix duo Esteban Ocon and Marvin Kirchhöfer will start the race from third and fourth on the grid respectively following the exciting thirty minute qualifying session, while Koiranen GP duo Jimmy Eriksson and Matt Parry were fifth and sixth.

Alex Palou continued his strong qualifying efforts in 2015 with seventh for Campos Racing, but will be looking to finally secure his first points of the season after problems throughout the year so far.

Ferrari Driver Academy driver Antonio Fuoco was the leading Carlin driver in eighth, ahead of Silverstone race winner Kevin Ceccon of Arden International, while Pal Varhaug of Jenzer Motorsport completed the top ten.

Hungaroring Qualifying Result

127Luca GhiottoITATrident1m34.030s
215Emil BernstorffGBRArden International1m34.066s
36Esteban OconFRAART Grand Prix1m34.214s
45Marvin KirchhoferGERART Grand Prix1m34.231s
511Jimmy ErikssonSWEKoiranen GP1m34.359s
612Matt ParryGBRKoiranen GP1m34.522s
724Alex PalouESPCampos Racing1m34.526s
81Antonio FuocoITACarlin1m34.571s
914Kevin CecconITAArden International1m34.744s
1020Pal VarhaugNORJenzer Motorsport1m34.745s
113Mitch GilbertAUSCarlin1m34.751s
1221Matheo TuscherSWIJenzer Motorsport1m34.766s
137Seb MorrisGBRStatus Grand Prix1m34.873s
1422Ralph BoschungSWIJenzer Motorsport1m35.001s
1526Artur JanoszPOLTrident1m35.008s
168Alex FontanaSWIStatus Grand Prix1m35.071s
179Sandy StuvikTHAStatus Grand Prix1m35.091s
182Jann MardenboroughGBRCarlin1m35.108s
1910Adderly FongCHNKoiranen GP1m35.255s
2023Zaid AshkananiKUWCampos Racing1m36.140s
2116Aleksander BosakPOLArden International1m36.235s
2225Samin GomezVENCampos Racing1m37.164s
234Alfonso Celis JrMEXART Grand PrixNo Time