16-year-old Swedish youngster Pontus Fredricsson proved to be the quickest driver of the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC field in qualifying for the final round at Assen.
Fredricsson set his benchmark with about eight minutes remaining, which ended up enough for him to remain in first until the checkered flag. Championship contender Martin Rump got as close as it gets to Fredricsson’s time, but had to settle for second, 0.006s behind.
In another close contest, Paul Blomqvist edged Larry ten Voorde for third, while Janneau Esmeijer took fifth.
Patricio O’Ward and Tommy van Erp will start sixth and seventh respectively, as title contender Roy Geerts has to settle with eighth place on the grid, despite leading the first half of the session. The top ten is completed by Paul Sieljes and Oliver Soderstrom.
For the second and final race of the round, Fredricsson will also start from pole, ahead of Blomqvist and Rump, with championship leader Geerts in seventh.
|1||Pontus Fredricsson||Trackstar Racing||1:45.025||11|
|2||Martin Rump||Scuderia Nordica||1:45.031||+0.006||11|
|3||Paul Blomqvist||Trackstar Racing||1:45.144||+0.119||11|
|4||Larry ten Voorde||Stuart Racing Team||1:45.196||+0.171||11|
|5||Janneau Esmeijer||Provily Racing||1:45.469||+0.444||11|
|6||Patricio O’Ward||Provily Racing||1:45.626||+0.601||11|
|7||Tommy van Erp||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:45.692||+0.667||11|
|8||Roy Geerts||Stuart Racing Team||1:45.744||+0.719||11|
|9||Paul Sieljes||Stuart Racing Team||1:46.415||+1.390||11|
|10||Oliver Soderstrom||Scuderia Nordica||1:46.811||+1.786||11|
|11||Otto Tjader||Trackstar Racing||1:47.944||+2.919||11|
|12||Nico Otto||Captain Racing||1:49.495||+4.470||7|