Jack Aitken secured a double pole position in Jerez and moved himself into a good place as he fights for the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series championship.
The Koiranen GP driver sits third in the championship standings with just this weekends three races of the season remaining, and will start from pole position for both races one and two that take place on Saturday.
Aitken was able to take advantage of the better conditions having run in the opening group of runners, with light rain falling during the second session and affecting the lap times, with a time of 1m39.989s more than enough to take pole for race one, while his second best time of 1m40.080s enabled him to secure top spot for the second race.
Kevin Jörg, who sits second in the championship, will start alongside Aitken on the front row for race one for Josef Kaufmann Racing, with Ben Barnicoat of Fortec Motorsports and Ignazio D’Agosto of Manor MP Motorsport sharing row two.
Championship leader Louis Deletraz will start fifth in the second Josef Kaufmann Racing entry alongside another of the Manor MP Motorsport entries of Norwegian driver Dennis Olsen, with Ukyo Sasahara of the ART Junior Team and Alexey Korneev of JD Motorsport sharing row four.
JD Motorsport’s Matevos Isaakyan and Koiranen GP’s Jake Hughes complete the top ten for race one.
For race two, D’Agosto will line-up alongside Aitken on the front row, with Barnicoat and Jörg on row two, Deletraz alongside Olsen on row three, Isaakyan and Hughes on row four, while Sasahara and JD Motorsport’s Thiago Vivacqua share row five.
It was a disappointing session for championship contender Anthoine Hubert, with the Tech 1 Racing driver being caught out by the weather in the second session, and as a result will start down in sixteenth for both races with lots of work to do to remain in contention for the title beyond today.
Jerez Race 1 Qualifying Times
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Jerez Race 2 Qualifying Times
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