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Gasly beats Rowland to Moscow Raceway pole

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Tech 1 driver Pierre Gasly took pole for the Moscow Raceway Saturday race of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, setting the quickest time in in Group A that went unmatched throughout the rest of the qualifying.

It was RSF-backed Briton Oliver Rowland who took first in Group B, but his time was around 0.2 off of Gasly, placing him in second on the grid.

In Group A, Steijn Schothorst was second, ahead of Prema’s Luca Ghiotto. Oscar Tunjo took fourth ahead of Alex Albon.

In Group B, it was Esteban Ocon who came within 0.1 of Rowland. Bruno Bonifacio will join his teammate Ghiotto on the third row, while Matthieu Vaxiviere took fourth in the group. Alex Baron will round out the top ten on the grid.

Session results
Pos. Driver Team Group A Group B
1 Pierre Gasly Tech 1 Racing 1:31.872
2 Oliver Rowland Manor MP Motorsport 1:32.067
3 Steijn Schothorst Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:32.199
4 Esteban Ocon ART Junior Team 1:32.167
5 Luca Ghiotto Prema Powerteam 1:32.219
6 Bruno Bonifacio Prema Powerteam 1:32.213
7 Oscar Tunjo Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:32.230
8 Matthieu Vaxiviere Tech 1 Racing 1:32.315
9 Alex Albon KTR 1:32.299
10 Alex Baron ART Junior Team 1:32.398
11 Ignazio D’Agosto KTR 1:32.303
12 Mikko Pakari Fortec Motorsports 1:32.426
13 Nyck de Vries Koiranen GP 1:32.321
14 Andrea Pizzitola ART Junior Team 1:32.471
15 Aurelien Panis RC Formula 1:32.388
16 Javier Merlo Manor MP Motorsport 1:32.564
17 Jake Dennis Fortec Motorsports 1:32.392
18 Benjamin Bailly RC Formula 1:32.613
19 Kevin Jorg Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.696
20 Gustav Malja Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:32.624
21 William Vermont ARTA Engineering 1:32.706
22 Guilherme Silva Koiranen GP 1:32.697
23 Simon Tirman ARTA Engineering 1:32.789
24 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing 1:32.801
25 Jack Aitken Manor MP Motorsport 1:32.804
26 Konstantin Tereshchenko Interwetten.com Racing 1:32.813
27 Ed Jones Fortec Motorsports 1:32.861
28 Yu Kanamaru KTR 1:33.007
29 Victor Franzoni Koiranen GP 1:32.901
30 Hans Villemi Atech Reid 1:33.748
31 Roman Mavlanov RC Formula 1:33.068
32 Denis Korneev Jenzer Motorsport 1:33.832
33 Leo Roussel ARTA Engineering 1:33.326
34 Alex Bosak Atech Reid 1:34.194
35 Levin Amweg Jenzer Motorsport 1:33.415