Deletraz grabs Saturday Nurburgring pole

Championship leader Louis Deletraz took pole position for the opening Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series race of the weekend at the Nurburgring after coming out on top of his qualifying group.

The Swiss racer set a best time of 1m54.784s in Group A, which was enough for the Josef Kaufmann Racing driver to take top spot, with Group B pacesetter Jack Aitken unable to do any better than a 1m54.899s.

Aitken will line-up second, just ahead of Koiranen GP team-mate Jake Hughes, while Friday pacesetter Ukyo Sasahara will start fourth for the ART Junior Team.

Manor MP Motorsport’s Ignazio D’Agosto was third quickest in Group A, and will start fifth for the opening race as a result, with JD Motorsport’s Matevos Isaakyan seventh and Fortec Motorsport’s Jehan Daruvala ninth.

Fortec Motorsports’ Ben Barnicoat was third quickest in Group B and subsequently starts sixth, with Kevin Jörg eighth for Josef Kaufmann Racing and Simon Gachet tenth for Tech 1 Racing.

The opening session was affected by a crash for Tech 1 Racing’s Anthoine Hubert, who appeared to suffer a right-rear failure on his car that sent him into the barriers between Ford-Kurve and Dunlop-Kehre. The Frenchman, who won race three at Silverstone last weekend, will start thirteenth.

Nurburgring Race 1 Qualifying Result

114Louis DeletrazSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m54.784s
23Jack AitkenGBRKoiranen GP1m54.899s
32Jake HughesGBRKoiranen GP1m55.185s
49Ukyo SasaharaJAPART Junior Team1m55.087s
519Ignazio D'AgostoITAManor MP Motorsport1m55.242s
66Ben BarnicoatGBRFortec Motorsports1m55.189s
735Matevos IsaakyanRUSJD Motorsport1m55.405s
815Kevin JorgSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.252s
954Jehan DaruvalaINDFortec Motorsports1m55.484s
1021Simon GachetFRATech 1 Racing1m55.553s
1117Dennis OlsenNORManor MP Motorsport1m55.505s
127Callan O'KeeffeRSAFortec Motorsports1m55.619s
1322Anthoine HubertFRATech 1 Racing1m55.724s
1436Thiago VivacquaBRZJD Motorsport1m55.632s
155Martin KodricCROFortec Motorsports1m55.797s
1645Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1m55.770s
1710Darius OskouiSWIART Junior Team1m55.910s
1827Harrison ScottGBRAVF1m55.856s
1949Max DefournyBELART Junior Team1m55.989s
2056Daniel TicktumGBRKoiranen GP1m55.885s
211Anton de PasqualeAUSKoiranen GP1m56.088s
2228Josef ZarubaCZEAVF1m56.055s
238Valentin Hasse-ClotFRAFortec Motorsports1m56.158s
2418Bruno BaptistaBRZManor MP Motorsport1m56.103s
2520Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m56.610s
2626James AllenAUSARTA Engineering1m56.123s
2755Dries VanthoorBELJosef Kaufmann Racing1m56.677s
2842Henrique ChavesPORAVF1m56.419s
2957Pontus FredricssonSWEPrizma Motorsport1m56.725s
3025Amaury RichardFRAARTA Engineering1m56.441s
3151Vasily RomanovRUSCram Motorsport1m56.819s
3244Stefan RienerAUTKoiranen GP1m56.488s
3337Nikita TroitskiyRUSJD Motorsport1m57.000s
3446Christopher AnthonyAUSManor MP Motorsport1m57.347s
3548Daniel PronenkoUKRBVM1m58.010s