Maiden pole for Barnicoat as Fortec lock out front row

by Paul Hensby

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

16Ben BarnicoatGBRFortec Motorsports1m54.936s
25Martin KodricCROFortec Motorsports1m55.152s
39Ukyo SasaharaJAPART Junior Team1m55.095s
422Anthoine HubertFRATech 1 Racing1m55.281s
515Kevin JorgSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.457s
614Louis DeletrazSWIJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.289s
73Jack AitkenGBRKoiranen GP1m55.574s
82Jake HughesGBRKoiranen GP1m55.305s
97Callan O'KeeffeRSAFortec Motorsports1m55.722s
1017Dennis OlsenNORManor MP Motorsport1m55.400s
1127Harrison ScottGBRAVF1m55.727s
1249Max DefournyBELART Junior Team1m55.403s
1321Simon GachetFRATech 1 Racing1m56.003s
1419Ignazio D'AgostoITAManor MP Motorsport1m55.490s
1556Daniel TicktumGBRKoiranen GP1m56.101s
161Anton de PasqualeAUSKoiranen GP1m55.602s
1736Thiago VivacquaBRZJD Motorsport1m56.515s
1835Matevos IsaakyanRUSJD Motorsport1m55.779s
1918Bruno BaptistaBRZManor MP Motorsport1m56.522s
2051Vasily RomanovRUSCram Motorsport1m55.869s
2142Henrique ChavesPORAVF1m56.539s
2210Darius OskouiSWIART Junior Team1m55.886s
2345Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1m56.544s
2454Jehan DaruvalaINDFortec Motorsports1m55.921s
2544Stefan RienerAUTKoiranen GP1m56.545s
2655Dries VanthoorBELJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.955s
2725Amaury RichardFRAARTA Engineering1m56.587s
2820Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m56.131s
2926James AllenAUSARTA Engineering1m56.683s
308Valentin Hasse-ClotFRAFortec Motorsports1m56.285s
3128Josef ZarubaCZEAVF1m56.948s
3237Nikita TroitskiyRUSJD Motorsport1m56.552s
3346Christopher AnthonyAUSManor MP Motorsport1m57.056s
3448Daniel PronenkoUKRBVM1m56.876s
3557Pontus FredricssonSWEPrizma Motorsport1m57.165s

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