Herta hurries to maiden EuroFormula Open pole

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On the back of his maiden EuroFormula Open podium finish on Saturday, Colton Herta secured his first series pole position with a great late lap at Silverstone.

The American Carlin driver secured top spot with a time of 1:52.670 to deny Antoni Ptak his own maiden pole position by 0.190 seconds at a cooler Silverstone than it was on Saturday, with clouds overhead and the threat of rain looming in the air.

Behind Herta and RP Motorsport’s Ptak will be Ferdinand Habsburg of Drivex School, who secured third on the grid despite languishing at the back of the field for much of the session before finally getting a good lap in, while championship leader and Saturday’s race winner Leonardo Pulcini could only manage fourth for Campos Racing.

Damiano Fioravanti will start fifth for RP Motorsport ahead of team-mate Enaam Ahmed, with the lap times of the top six on the grid separated by just 0.287 seconds.

Another RP Motorsport entry, Kantadhee Kusiri will start seventh ahead of Fortec Motorsport’s Igor Walilko, the pair separated by just 0.007 seconds, while Diego Menchaca of Campos Racing and Ameya Vaidyanathan of Carlin completed the top ten ahead of Julio Moreno and Ye Hongli.

Silverstone Race 2 Qualifying Result

198Colton HertaUSACarlin1:52.670
21Antoni PtakPOLRP Motorsport1:52.860
362Ferdinand HabsburgAUTDrivex School1:52.863
48Leonardo PulciniITACampos Racing1:52.916
53Damiano FioravantiITARP Motorsport1:52.954
64Enaam AhmedGBRRP Motorsport1:52.957
72Kusiri KantadheeTHARP Motorsport1:53.172
837Igor WalilkoPOLFortec Motorsports1:53.179
97Diego MenchacaMEXCampos Racing1:53.288
1051Ameya VaidyanathanINDCarlin1:53.289
116Julio MorenoECUCampos Racing1:53.632
1221Ye HongliCHNBVM Racing1:53.729
1347Keyvan AndresGERCarlin1:53.858
145Tanart SathienthriakulTHARP Motorsport1:53.938
1572Nikita ZlobinRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1:54.179
1612Vladimir AtoevRUSTeo Martin Motorsport1:54.235
1718Daniele CazzanigaITADAV Racing1:54.302
189Gulhuseyn AbdullayeuAZECampos Racing1:54.730