Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Louis Deletraz and Kevin Jorg will start races one and two respectively of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC event at Monza from pole.
Deletraz came out on top in session one after a close fight for pole with Euronova’s Ukyo Sasahara. The Japanese racer entered the final minute of the run leading Deletraz by 0.005s but was forced to settle for second after the Swiss man pulled off a late flyer to grab pole position.
After the checkered flag waved, Andrea Pizzitola slotted into third, with ART Junior Team’s Levin Amweg joining him on front row. Formula Renault 1.6 NEC champion Roy Geerts marked his debut with fifth, while Jorg secured sixth place.
Steijn Schothorst, who has five wins in the series to his name, was seventh, ahead of fellow FR2.0 veteran Alex Albon, while rookies Stefan Riener and Matthew Graham completed the top ten.
JKR’s top form continued to be apparent in session two, as Jorg set his benchmark relatively early on and remained in first until the end of the session. Deletraz got closest to toppling his compatriot’s pole lap, but eventually wound up 0.031s short, picking up a second front row start.
Schothorst took third, narrowly ahead of Sasahara, while Albon was fifth, half a second down on the polesitter. The rest of the top ten was within a tenth of the Thai racer – with JKR’s Gustav Malja leading Aurelien Panis, Graham, Callan O’Keeffe and Pizzitola.
Reigning series champions Fortec had a difficult two sessions, with Ben Barnicoat‘s P13 from Q2 winding up their best result across qualifying.
|Pos.||Race 1||Pos.||Race 2|
|1||Louis Deletraz||1||Kevin Jorg|
|2||Ukyo Sasahara||2||Louis Deletraz|
|3||Andrea Pizzitola||3||Steijn Schothorst|
|4||Levin Amweg||4||Ukyo Sasahara|
|5||Roy Geerts||5||Alexander Albon|
|6||Kevin Jorg||6||Gustav Malja|
|7||Steijn Schothorst||7||Aurelien Panis|
|8||Alexander Albon||8||Matthew Graham|
|9||Stefan Riener||9||Callan O’Keeffe|
|10||Matthew Graham||10||Andrea Pizzitola|
|11||Gregor Ramsay||11||Gregor Ramsay|
|12||Ryan Tveter||12||Levin Amweg|
|13||Jules Gounon||13||Ben Barnicoat|
|14||Callan O’Keeffe||14||Ryan Tveter|
|15||Aurelien Panis||15||Jules Gounon|
|16||Seb Morris||16||Josef Zaruba|
|17||Gustav Malja||17||Seb Morris|
|18||Ben Barnicoat||18||Roy Geerts|
|19||Philip Morin||19||Philip Morin|
|20||Raoul Owens||20||Raoul Owens|
|21||Jakub Dalewski||21||Stefan Riener|
|22||Jake Hughes||22||Martin Kodric|
|23||Josef Zaruba||23||Jakub Dalewski|
|24||Leopold Ringbom||24||Jake Hughes|
|25||Nicholas Surguladze||25||Leopold Ringbom|
|26||Martin Kodric||26||Julio Moreno|
|27||Julio Moreno||27||Nicholas Surguladze|
|28||Danyil Pronenko||28||Jorge Cevallos|
|29||Robin Hansson||29||Robin Hansson|
|30||Jorge Cevallos||30||Danyil Pronenko|
|31||Andrea Baiguera||31||Andrea Baiguera|
|32||David Richert||32||David Richert|