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Deletraz completes Hungaroring qualifying sweep, leads Josef Kaufmann 1-2

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI

Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI

Eurocup Formula Renault championship leader Louis Deletraz continued his imperious form in qualifying, securing his second pole of the Hungaroring round.

Deletraz was the only driver from group B to surpass the group A benchmark set by his teammate Kevin Jorg.

Indeed, while the first proper flying laps in the earlier group saw Jack Aitken lead and three drivers follow suit within just a tenth, it was Jorg who stamped his authority, clearing the Brit by a second.

Aitken improved but ended up two tenths off, with Tech 1 Racing’s Anthoine Hubert taking third.

And it was career-best Eurocup qualifying for both Thiago Vivacqua and guest Vasily Romanov, the two FR2.0 Alps regulars completing the top five.

In session two, Deletraz was the early leader, only to be narrowly pipped by Jake Hughes.

However, the Swiss driver’s next lap proved completely out of reach for his rivals, securing his fourth pole in Eurocup and his tenth of this season in FR2.0.

Hughes was second, securing a third-place grid spot and making up an all-Koiranen row two with Aitken.

Harrison Scott took third, with Matevos Isaakyan and Martin Kodric on rows four an five respectively.

Full results to follow