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Das claims long-awaited maiden Euroformula pole at Monza

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Fotospeedy

Euroformula championship leader Cameron Das took his first series pole in qualifying at Monza.

For much of the 25-minute session, the Motopark spent much of his time by himself rather than looking for a slipstream.

Despite that, he held a narrow advantage at the top of the timesheet. For his pole lap, however, he was able to get a slipstream from new team-mate Christian Mansell to pip title rival Louis Foster to the top and claim a crucial extra point.

CryptoTower Racing Team’s Foster was slipstreaming consistently with Das’s team-mate Reshad de Gerus and that strategy worked well for Foster, but in the end not quite for de Gerus as Carlin’s Enzo Trulli pipped him to third after coming on strong late in the session.

Mansell rounded out the top five, with Carlin’s Brad Benavides losing several fast laps on his way to sixth with the speed for a top-four spot.

Nazim Azman (CryptoTower), Josh Mason (Double R Racing) and Casper Stevenson (Van Amersfoort Racing) rounded out the top nine in quick succession, with VAR’s second driverr Cem Bolukbasi another to extend track limits several times taking 10th.

Enzo Scionti (Drivex), Filip Kaminiarz (CryptoTower) and debutant Nico Pino (Drivex) round out the 13 runners, with returnee team BVM Racing not getting on track with its driver Francesco Simonazzi for unknown reasons.

Qualifying results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Cameron Das Motopark 1m42.797s 11
2 Louis Foster CryptoTower 1m43.094s +0.297s 11
3 Enzo Trulli Carlin 1m43.101s +0.304s 12
4 Reshad de Gerus Motopark 1m43.248s +0.451s 12
5 Christian Mansell Motopark 1m43.310s +0.513s 11
6 Brad Benavides Carlin 1m43.322s +0.525s 13
7 Nazim Azmann CryptoTower 1m43.367s +0.570s 11
8 Josh Mason Double R Racing 1m43.397s +0.600s 14
9 Casper Stevenson Van Amersfoort Racing 1m43.423s +0.626s 12
10 Cem Bolukbasi Van Amersfoort Racing 1m43.544s +0.747s 13
11 Enzo Scionti Drivex School 1m43.693s +0.896s 13
12 Filip Kaminiarz CryptoTower 1m43.702s +0.905s 12
13 Nico Pino Drivex School 1m43.821s +1.024s 12
14 Francesco Simonazzi BVM Racing no time 0