Vladimir Atoev was fastest in the SMP F4 qualifying at Alastaro to claim double pole on the series’ return from the summer break.
The?16-year-old Russian moved into first place around the halfway point of the session and built a dominant lead with three consecutive fastest laps.
By the checkered the gap had shrunk to three tenths as championship leader Niko Kari made a late flyer to take second,?edging the SMP-protege trio of?Nerses Isaakyan, Alexey Korneev and Nikita Troitskiy out.
Ivan Matveev was sixth quickest, followed by the Finn duo of Simo Laaksonen and Niclas Nylund, while the top ten was completed by Enaam Ahmed and Aleksander Maslennikov.
The second-fastest times of the qualifying determined the starting order of the final race of the weekend which sees Atoev on pole again.
This time he will be accompanied by Matveev on the front row though with Kari and Korneev lining up behind them.
Laaksonen will start fifth ahead of Troitskiy, Isaakyan, Nylund, Ahmed and Semen Evstigneev.
Aleksanteri Huovinen spent the qualifying on the sidelines due to?a technical issue in his car.
|Race 1 starting order||Race 3 starting order|
|1||Vladimir Atoev||1:11.785||1||Vladimir Atoev||1:12.065|
|2||Niko Kari||1:12.099||2||Ivan Matveev||1:12.195|
|3||Nerses Isaakyan||1:12.125||3||Niko Kari||1:12.228|
|4||Alexey Korneev||1:12.137||4||Alexey Korneev||1:12.278|
|5||Nikita Troitskiy||1:12.165||5||Simo Laaksonen||1:12.293|
|6||Ivan Matveev||1:12.190||6||Nikita Troitskiy||1:12.303|
|7||Simo Laaksonen||1:12.259||7||Nerses Isaakyan||1:12.321|
|8||Niclas Nylund||1:12.306||8||Niclas Nylund||1:12.349|
|9||Enaam Ahmed||1:12.411||9||Enaam Ahmed||1:12.415|
|10||Aleksander Maslennikov||1:12.587||10||Semen Evstigneev||1:12.687|
|11||Semen Evstigneev||1:12.641||11||Aleksander Maslennikov||1:12.826|
|12||Nikita Sitnikov||1:12.715||12||Nikita Sitnikov||1:12.869|
|13||Denis Mavlanov||1:13.092||13||Denis Mavlanov||1:13.329|
|14||Aleksanteri Huovinen||No Time||14||Aleksanteri Huovinen||2:13.503|