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Crawford claims pole in maiden Euroformula qualifying at Paul Ricard

by Ida Wood

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Red Bull junior Jak Crawford impressively took Euroformula pole on his first attempt in qualifying at Paul Ricard.

Crawford missed the opening two races of the season at Algarve, in addition to qualifying, as a result of being underage and only made his series debut in the third and final race of the weekend.

He also missed the pre-event test at Paul Ricard, but topped free practice and was then also fastest in qualifying in the second runs.

It was championship leader Cameron Das on top ahead of his Motopark team-mate Crawford after the first runs

His time of 1m53.996s was still fastest when the chequered flag came out, but Crawford used a tow from Zdenek Chovanec down the back straight to go quicker by 0.319 seconds on his final effort.

Das found some time in the final sector to improve on his last lap but was 0.296s adrift of Crawford’s pole time.

Rafael Villagomez, who like Crawford missed pre-event testing, split the two American drivers in the closing minutes but had that time deleted for a track limits offence, leaving him third on the grid for Van Amersfoort Racing.

Louis Foster took fourth in front of his CryptoTower team-mate Nazim Azman while Enzo Trulli claimed sixth for Drivex.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jak Crawford Motopark 1m53.677s 11
2 Cameron Das Motopark 1m53.973s +0.296s 10
3 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing 1m54.077s +0.400s 10
4 Louis Foster CryptoTower 1m54.166s +0.489s 11
5 Nazim Azman CryptoTower 1m54.444s +0.767s 11
6 Enzo Trulli Drivex School 1m54.944s +1.267s 10
7 Casper Stevenson Van Amersfoort Racing 1m55.029s +1.352s 11
8 Joshua Mason Double R Racing 1m55.173s +1.496s 12
9 Filip Kaminiarz CryptoTower 1m55.588s +1.911s 11
10 Enzo Scionti Drivex School 1m55.949s +2.272s 11
11 Zdenek Chovanec Double R Racing 1m56.045s +2.368s 12
12 Vivien Keszthelyi Motopark 1m56.182s +2.505s 11