Aitken swoops to take race two Estoril pole

by Paul Hensby

Jack Aitken denied Leonardo Pulcini another pole position for race two at Estoril on Sunday morning after a superb late lap saw the wildcard entry grab top spot.

The RP Motorsport driver set a time of 1m32.338s to deny Pulcini by 0.153s, with the Campos Racing driver having been looking to secure a second pole of the weekend only to be denied by Aitken.

Damiano Fioravanti made it two RP machines inside the top three with the third quickest time, 0.205s back on Aitken, while Diego Menchaca was fourth for Campos Racing, a further 0.104s behind Fioravanti.

Carlin’s Colton Herta was fifth ahead of race one runner-up Ferdinand Habsburg of Drivex School, with Tatiana Calderon seventh for Teo Martin Motorsport ahead of Igor Walilko of Fortec Motorsports.

Julio Moreno secured ninth for Campos Racing ahead of Antoni Ptak of RP Motorsport in a close midfield battle that saw places ninth through to fourteenth separated by just 0.070s.

Kantadhee Kusiri, Keyvan Andres, Kang Ling and Nikita Zlobin were all a part of this zone, with all missing out on the top ten by the smallest of margins.

Estoril Race 2 Qualifying Times

14Jack AitkenGBRRP Motorsport1m32.338s
28Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing1m32.491s
33Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1m32.543s
47Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1m32.647s
598Colton HertaUSACarlin1m32.715s
662Ferdinand HabsburgAUTDrivex School1m32.719s
710Tatiana CalderonCOLTeo Martin Motorsport1m32.914s
837Igor WalilkoPOLFortec Motorsports1m32.935s
96Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing1m33.151s
101Antoni PtakPOLRP Motorsport1m33.182s
112Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport1m33.196s
1247Keyvan AndresGERCarlin1m33.199s
1327Kang LingCHNDAV Racing1m33.208s
1472Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1m33.221s
155Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport1m33.352s
1611Petru FlorescuROMTeo Martin Motorsport1m33.366s
1721Ye HongliCHNBVM Racing1m33.392s
1851Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin1m33.586s
1920Daniel PronenkoRUSBVM Racing1m33.761s
2018Daniele CazzanigaITADAV Racing1m33.843s
2114Jose-Manuel VilaltaMEXTeo Martin Motorsport1m33.962s
229Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing1m36.478s

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