Brazilian Vitor Baptista was fastest in the qualifying session for Saturday’s Euroformula Open race at Paul Ricard.
The RP driver was only four hundredths of a second faster than one of the season opener’s race-winners Alessio Rovera, who switched from DAV to BVM this weekend.
Dzhon Simonyan had his best time set early in the session, which was run under wet conditions. Although he was unable to improve towards the end, he still managed to finish in third.
Mexican Diego Menchaca was fourth fastest, closely edging out RP’s Damiano Fioravanti and West-Tec’s Tanart Sathenthirakul.
Yu Kanamaru and Konstantin Tereshchenko will only start seventh and eighth despite their respective championship positions of third and first.
The top ten was completed by Yarin Stern and Leonardo Pulcini.
|1||Vitor Baptista||RP Motorsport||2:18.144||12|
|2||Alessio Rovera||BVM Racing||2:18.188||0.044||13|
|3||Dzhon Simonyan||RP Motorsport||2:18.377||0.233||12|
|4||Diego Menchaca||Campos Racing||2:18.741||0.597||13|
|5||Damiano Fioravanti||RP Motorsport||2:18.826||0.682||13|
|6||Tanart Sathienthirakul||Team West-Tec F3||2:18.894||0.750||13|
|7||Yu Kanamaru||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||2:19.414||1.270||12|
|8||Konstantin Tereshchenko||Campos Racing||2:19.487||1.343||12|
|9||Yarin Stern||Team West-Tec F3||2:19.533||1.389||13|
|10||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||2:19.781||1.637||13|
|11||Igor Walilko||RP Motorsport||2:19.821||1.677||13|
|12||Andres Saravia||RP Motorsport||2:20.546||2.402||13|
|13||Henrique Baptista||Campos Racing||2:20.699||2.555||11|
|14||Antoni Ptak||RP Motorsport||2:20.701||2.557||12|
|15||Luis Michael Dorrbecker||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||2:21.108||2.964||11|
|16||William Barbosa||BVM Racing||2:21.504||3.360||13|
|17||Ahmad Al Ghanem||Campos Racing||2:22.201||4.057||12|
|18||Jose Manuel Vilalta||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||2:23.011||4.867||13|