Defourny storms to opening Motorland poles

Max Defourny confirmed himself as one of those to watch in 2016 after grabbing pole position for the opening two Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series races at Motorland Aragon on Saturday.

The Belgian racer was the quickest in Group B of the split qualifying session, with his 1m55.159s enough to see off the quickest lap of Group A, set by Lando Norris.

R-ace GP ace Defourny and Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Norris will line up side by side for both the opening two races of the new season around the Spanish track, with their respective second fastest times enough to top each of their respective groups as well.

Dorian Boccolacci secured third on the grid for Tech 1 Racing, and will line up alongside team-mate Gabriel Aubry, while row three will see Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Jehan Daruvala and AVF’s Harrison Scott.

The third of the three Josef Kaufmann Racing entries will start seventh in the hands of young Russian Robert Shwartzman, with the leading Fortec Motorsports entry of wildcard racer Nikita Troitskiy eighth, while Bruno Baptista of Fortec and Alexey Korneev of JD Motorsport complete the top ten.

For race two, Boccolacci and Scott will share row two ahead of Shwartzman, Aubry, Daruvala, Troitskiy, Baptista and Tech 1 Racing’s Hugo de Sadeleer.

Motorland Aragon Race 1 Qualifying Result

133Max DefournyBELR-Ace GP1m55.159s
22Lando NorrisGBRJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.577s
39Dorian BoccolacciFRATech 1 Racing1m55.582s
412Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1m56.194s
51Jehan DaruvalaINDJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.724s
622Harrison ScottGBRAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.203s
73Robert ShwartzmanRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.797s
87Nikita TroitskiyRUSFortec Motorsports1m56.290s
96Bruno BaptistaBRZFortec Motorsports1m56.112s
1017Alexey KorneevRUSJD Motorsport1m56.332s
1121Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.210s
1210Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m56.452s
1362Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1m56.212s
1416Julien FalcheroFRAR-Ace GP1m56.475s
1518James AllenAUSJD Motorsport1m56.471s
1614Will PalmerGBRR-Ace GP1m56.504s
175Vasily RomanovRUSFortec Motorsports1m56.560s
1823Nerses IsaakyanRUSAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.980s
1911Sacha FenestrazSWITech 1 Racing1m56.758s
2035Alessandro PerulloITATechnorace1m57.264s
2130Rodrigo PfluckerPERCram Motorsport1m57.131s
2231David RichertCANCram Motorsport1m59.014s
2338David PorcelliUSAMGR Motorsport1m57.988s
2442Julia PankiewiczPOLAVF by Adrian Valles1m59.102s

Motorland Aragon Race 2 Qualifying Result

133Max DefournyBELR-Ace GP1m55.220s
22Lando NorrisGBRJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.632s
39Dorian BoccolacciFRATech 1 Racing1m55.632s
422Harrison ScottGBRAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.253s
53Robert ShwartzmanRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.943s
612Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing1m56.346s
71Jehan DaruvalaINDJosef Kaufmann Racing1m55.957s
87Nikita TroitskiyRUSFortec Motorsports1m56.367s
96Bruno BaptistaBRZFortec Motorsports1m56.297s
1010Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing1m56.490s
1162Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports1m56.329s
1214Will PalmerGBRR-Ace GP1m56.513s
1321Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles1m56.505s
1417Alexey KorneevRUSJD Motorsport1m56.690s
155Vasily RomanovRUSFortec Motorsports1m56.758s
1616Julien FalcheroFRAR-Ace GP1m56.699s
1711Sacha FenestrazSWITech 1 Racing1m56.843s
1823Nerses IsaakyanRUSAVF by Adrian Valles1m57.013s
1918James AllenAUSJD Motorsport1m56.870s
2030Rodrigo PfluckerPERCram Motorsport1m57.190s
2142Julia PankiewiczPOLAVF by Adrian Valles1m59.178s
2235Alessandro PerulloITATechnorace1m57.300s
2331David RichertCANCram Motorsport1m59.315s
2438David PorcelliUSAMGR Motorsport1m58.316s