Defourny takes home pole at Spa-Francorchamps

Max Defourny - Credit: Eric Vargiolu / DPPI

Max Defourny secured only his second pole position of the season at Spa-Francorchamps as he bids to take the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship battle to the final round of the season.

The Belgian took pole for his R-ace GP team with a time of 2:18.039 as the top sixteen cars were separated by less than one second.

Defourny ended 0.119 seconds ahead of Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Jehan Daruvala, while Hugo de Sadeleer’s excellent weekend continued with his best qualifying effort of the season for Tech 1 Racing, a day after taking his maiden victory.

Dorian Boccolacci and Sacha Fenestraz were fourth and fifth respectively, also for Tech 1 Racing, while Lando Norris, who can clinch the title at Spa-Francorchamps, was down in sixth for Josef Kaufmann Racing.

Will Palmer, who was at the top of the timing screens after the first runs in the session, was unable to better seventh for R-ace GP, while the third Josef Kaufmann Racing entry of Robert Shwartzman was eighth ahead of AVF by Adrian VallésHarrison Scott and Tech 1 Racing’s Gabriel Aubry.

Spa-Francorchamps Race 2 Qualifying Result

133Max DefournyBELR-Ace GP2:18.039
21Jehan DaruvalaINDJosef Kaufmann Racing2:18.158
310Hugo de SadeleerSWITech 1 Racing2:18.176
49Dorian BoccolacciFRATech 1 Racing2:18.188
511Sacha FenestrazSWITech 1 Racing2:18.196
62Lando NorrisGBRJosef Kaufmann Racing2:18.264
714Will PalmerGBRR-Ace GP2:18.322
83Robert ShwartzmanRUSJosef Kaufmann Racing2:18.323
922Harrison ScottGBRAVF by Adrian Valles2:18.436
1012Gabriel AubryFRATech 1 Racing2:18.533
1116Julien FalcheroFRAR-Ace GP2:18.536
1218James AllenAUSJD Motorsport2:18.589
137Nikita TroitskiyRUSFortec Motorsports2:18.643
1417Alexey KorneevRUSJD Motorsport2:18.795
1521Henrique ChavesPORAVF by Adrian Valles2:18.963
1662Ferdinand HabsburgAUTFortec Motorsports2:19.010
176Bruno BaptistaBRZFortec Motorsports2:19.153
1835Alessandro PerulloITATechnorace2:19.733
1945Guislain CordeelBELGMMA Formula Racing2:22.131