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Caio Collet collects pole position for Eurocup race one at Magny-Cours

by Tim Lumb

Photo: Marc de Mattia / DPPI

Caio Collet took pole position for race one of the Formula Renault Eurocup weekend at Magny-Cours ahead of championship rival Victor Martins.

The R-ace GP driver took control of the second qualifying session with seven minutes to go and proceeded to improve two more times at the end of the session.

ART Grand Prix’s Martins, who claimed pole for race two over Collet by just 0.007s on Friday, improved at the chequered flag to move himself up onto the front row of the grid.

He bumped JD Motorsport’s David Vidales who set his fastest lap with four minutes remaining. The Spaniard will share the second row for race one with Lorenzo Colombo for Bhaitech.

Martin’s team-mate Gregoire Saucy moved up to fifth position on his final lap after being further down the order for a lot of the session.

He managed to pip Arden duo Alex Quinn and Ugo de Wilde, who finished qualifying with just 0.008s separating their fastest laps.

MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto, who sits fourth in the overall championship going into this weekend, qualified in eighth ahead of his team-mate Hadrien David.

Paul Aron (ART Grand Prix) rounded out the top 10 ahead of R-ace GP’s Petr Ptacek, who despite improving on his final lap missed out by 0.056s.

 

Qualifying Results
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Caio Collet R-ace GP 1m33.133s
2 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix +0.149s
3 David Vidales JD Motorsport +0.355s
4 Lorenzo Colombo Bhaitech +0.360s
5 Gregoire Saucy ART Grand Prix +0.713s
6 Alex Quinn Arden +0.765s
7 Ugo De Wilde Arden +0.773s
8 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport +0.795s
9 Hadrien David MP Motorsport +0.813s
10 Paul Aron ART Grand Prix +0.982s
11 Petr Ptacek R-ace GP +1.038s
12 William Alatalo JD Motorsport +1.165s
13 Amaury Cordeel FA Racing +1.183s
14 Reshad de Gerus Arden +1.600s
15 Laszlo Toth Bhaitech +1.967s
16 Vicky Piria Bhaitech +2.447s