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
|1||3||Jack Aitken||GBR||Koiranen GP||1m39.989s|
|2||15||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1m40.457s|
|3||6||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||1m40.141s|
|4||19||Ignazio D'Agosto||ITA||Manor MP Motorsport||1m40.608s|
|5||14||Louis Deletraz||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1m40.400s|
|6||17||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Manor MP Motorsport||1m40.806s|
|7||9||Ukyo Sasahara||JAP||ART Junior Team||1m40.598s|
|8||37||Alexey Korneev||RUS||JD Motorsport||1m41.031s|
|9||35||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||1m40.688s|
|10||2||Jake Hughes||GBR||Koiranen GP||1m41.125s|
|11||49||Max Defourny||BEL||ART Junior Team||1m40.703s|
|12||18||Bruno Baptista||BRZ||Manor MP Motorsport||1m41.510s|
|13||51||Vasily Romanov||RUS||Cram Motorsport||1m40.769s|
|14||36||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||JD Motorsport||1m41.511s|
|15||21||Simon Gachet||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||1m41.261s|
|16||22||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||1m41.684s|
|18||5||Martin Kodric||CRO||Fortec Motorsports||1m41.701s|
|19||8||Valentin Hasse-Clot||FRA||Fortec Motorsports||1m41.445s|
|20||26||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||1m42.972s|
|22||25||Amaury Richard||FRA||ARTA Engineering||1m43.796s|
|23||20||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing||1m41.935s|
|24||54||Jehan Daruvala||IND||Fortec Motorsports||1m44.249s|
|25||10||Darius Oskoui||SWI||ART Junior Team||1m42.552s|
|27||59||Julien Falchero||FRA||GSK Grand Prix||1m42.863s|
Jerez Race 2 Qualifying Times
|1||3||Jack Aitken||GBR||Koiranen GP||1m40.080s|
|2||19||Ignazio D'Agosto||ITA||Manor MP Motorsport||1m40.858s|
|3||6||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||1m40.208s|
|4||15||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1m41.046s|
|5||14||Louis Deletraz||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1m40.496s|
|6||17||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Manor MP Motorsport||1m41.061s|
|7||35||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||1m40.883s|
|8||2||Jake Hughes||GBR||Koiranen GP||1m41.232s|
|9||9||Ukyo Sasahara||JAP||ART Junior Team||1m40.885s|
|10||36||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||JD Motorsport||1m41.994s|
|11||49||Max Defourny||BEL||ART Junior Team||1m40.930s|
|12||37||Alexey Korneev||RUS||JD Motorsport||1m42.135s|
|13||21||Simon Gachet||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||1m41.346s|
|14||18||Bruno Baptista||BRZ||Manor MP Motorsport||1m42.149s|
|15||8||Valentin Hasse-Clot||FRA||Fortec Motorsports||1m41.478s|
|16||22||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||1m43.167s|
|18||26||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||1m43.591s|
|19||51||Vasily Romanov||RUS||Cram Motorsport||1m41.607s|
|20||25||Amaury Richard||FRA||ARTA Engineering||1m43.846s|
|22||5||Martin Kodric||CRO||Fortec Motorsports||1m44.869s|
|23||20||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing||1m42.077s|
|24||54||Jehan Daruvala||IND||Fortec Motorsports||1m53.210s|
|25||59||Julien Falchero||FRA||GSK Grand Prix||1m43.063s|
|26||58||Denis Bulatov||RUS||AVF||No Time|
|27||10||Darius Oskoui||SWI||ART Junior Team||1m43.105s|