Vitor Baptista will start the first Euroformula Open race at Spielberg from pole position.
The Brazilian, who topped qualifying for the third time this season, showed strong form throughout the entire session, leading the way from the early minutes.
Although a late charge from Yu Kanamaru saw the Japanese dethroning him late in the session,?Baptista reclaimed first in a confident manner.
He ended up more than two tenths clear, with West-Tec’s Yarin Stern as his closest chaser.
The Israeli, who is chasing his first victory in the championship, was just ahead of top F3 rookie Diego Menchaca and teammate Tanart Sathienthirakul.
Unable to improve during the closing stages, Kanamaru dropped down to fifth, joining championship leader Konstantin Tereshchenko on the third row of the grid.
Practice pacesetter Leonardo Pulcini took seventh, as the top ten was completed by three RP drivers in Pole Igor Walilko, Guatemalan Andres Saravia and Italian Damiano Fioravanti.
|1||Vitor Baptista||RP Motorsport||1:27.136||19|
|2||Yarin Stern||Team West-Tec||1:27.396||0.260||19|
|3||Diego Menchaca||Campos Racing||1:27.410||0.274||20|
|4||Tanart Sathienthirakul||Team West-Tec||1:27.442||0.306||17|
|5||Yu Kanamaru||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||1:27.506||0.370||20|
|6||Konstantin Tereshchenko||Campos Racing||1:27.585||0.449||19|
|7||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||1:27.645||0.509||12|
|8||Igor Walilko||RP Motorsport||1:27.877||0.741||19|
|9||Andres Saravia||RP Motorsport||1:27.900||0.764||19|
|10||Damiano Fioravanti||RP Motorsport||1:28.195||1.059||19|
|11||Antoni Ptak||RP Motorsport||1:28.285||1.149||19|
|12||Alexey Chuklin||Corbetta Competizioni||1:28.436||1.300||15|
|13||Jose Manuel Vilalta||EmilioDeVillota Motorsport||1:28.518||1.382||19|
|14||Ahmad Al Ghanem||Campos Racing||1:28.588||1.452||19|
|15||Henrique Baptista||Campos Racing||1:28.861||1.725||17|
|16||Parth Ghorpade||DAV Racing||1:29.274||2.138||20|