Jörg secures maiden Eurocup pole at Le Mans

Kevin Jörg set the pace in Saturday qualifying for race one of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship around the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans, heading Josef Kaufmann Racing team-mate Louis Deletraz.

Jörg topped his group of the two part qualifying to secure his maiden series pole position, with team-mate Deletraz coming up 0.139s shy in his group, with the Swiss duo locking out the front row as a result.

Racing Steps Foundation-backed Ben Barnicoat will start third for Fortec Motorsports, and will be looking to build on his maiden series win two weeks ago at the Nurburgring, while fourth on the grid will be the leading Koiranen GP entry of fellow Briton Jack Aitken.

Harrison Scott makes it a trio of Brits inside the top five with fifth for AVF, with Ukyo Sasahara sixth for the ART Junior Team ahead of Manor MP Motorsport’s Dennis Olsen, while Tech 1 Racing’s Antoine Hubert and Simon Gachet are eighth and ninth ahead of Fortec Motorsports’ Valentin Hasse-Clot.

Deletraz currently holds a slender advantage in the championship over Jörg in the championship, with Aitken, Jake Hughes (who could only qualify thirteenth) and Hubert all in contention for the title with five races of the season remaining.

Le Mans Race 1 Qualifying Result

115Kevin JorgSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m32.871s
214Louis DeletrazSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m33.010s
36Ben BarnicoatGBRFortec Motorsports1m33.077s
43Jack AitkenGBRKoiranen GP1m33.060s
527Harrison ScottGBRAVF1m33.188s
69Ukyo SasaharaJAPART Junior Team1m33.123s
717Dennis OlsenNORManor MP Motorsport1m33.295s
822Anthoine HubertFRATech 1 Racing1m33.147s
921Simon GachetFRATech 1 Racing1m33.383s
108Valentin Hasse-ClotFRAFortec Motorsports1m33.212s
1136Thiago VivacquaBRZJD Motorsport1m33.396s
1235Matevos IsaakyanRUSJD Motorsport1m33.275s
132Jake HughesGBRKoiranen GP1m33.686s
1419Ignazio D'AgostoITAManor MP Motorsport1m33.358s
1525Amaury RichardFRAARTA Engineering1m33.990s
165Martin KodricCROFortec Motorsports1m33.466s
1718Bruno BaptistaBRZManor MP Motorsport1m34.298s
1820Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m33.963s
1910Darius OskouiSWIART Junior Team1m34.421s
2026James AllenAUSARTA Engineering1m34.012s
2146Christopher AnthonyAUSManor MP Motorsport1m35.143s
2237Nikita TroitskiyRUSJD Motorsport1m34.051s
2358Denis BulatovRUSAVF1m34.367s