Formula Renault 2.0

Maiden pole for Barnicoat as Fortec lock out front row

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Following on from fellow Racing Steps Foundation-backed Oliver Rowland’s pole position for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Ben Barnicoat secured pole position for race two of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series at the Nurburgring.

The British driver set a best time of 1m54.936s in the first of the two qualifying groups, and then could only watch on from the sidelines, but no one could beat his time, with Barnicoat able to take his first series pole position as a result.

He will be joined on the front row by Fortec Motorsports team-mate Martin Kodric, who topped the second group with a 1m55.152s, while Ukyo Sasahara of the ART Junior Team and Anthoine Hubert of Tech 1 Racing will share the second row after finishing second fastest in their groups.

Josef Kaufmann Racing duo Kevin Jörg and Louis Deletraz will start fifth and sixth, just ahead of Koiranen GP team-mates Jack Aitken and Jake Hughes, meaning the four main championship contenders, separated at the start of this race by just six points, will start together on the grid.

Callan O’Keeffe of Fortec Motorsports and Dennis Olsen of Manor MP Motorsport complete the top ten for the final race of the weekend in Germany.

Nurburgring Race 2 Qualifying Result

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