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Haverkort takes pole for first race of FREC finale at Hockenheim

by Peter Allen

Photo: Dutch Photo Agency

Kas Haverkort will start Saturday’s first race of the Formula Regional European Championship finale at Hockenheim from pole after topping the second qualifying session.

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver led the way in the first of the two groups to hit the dry track and set a time that those in the later segment could not match.

He set his time of 1m36.299s with four minutes remaining, with rookie champion Martinius Stenshorne having to settle for second.

Stenshorne improved on his next lap but remained in second until Matias Zagazeta then leapt ahead as he produced his best ever FREC qualifying showing. Stenshorne did respond to take back second with his final effort, but was still 0.064s shy of Haverkort’s time.

Sami Meguetounif also got ahead of Zagazeta, with Alessandro Giusti rounding out the top five. Laurens van Hoepen set a fastest first sector on his final lap but could only manage sixth.

After claiming a home pole position for Sunday’s race in first qualifying on Friday, Tim Tramnitz set the pace in the second group with an early effort of 1m36.499s.

The R-ace GP driver found a small improvement on that before a late effort from Rafael Camara that took the Prema-run Ferrari junior from 10th to first, recording a 1m36.309s.

Tramnitz found another improvement right at the end but stayed second in the group ahead of strong times from Maceo Capietto and Nikita Bedrin.

Champion Andrea Kimi Antonelli had to make do with fifth and is set to start the first race of the weekend from 10th on the grid.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Group B Group A
1 Kas Haverkort Van Amersfoort Racing 1m36.299s
2 Rafael Camara Prema 1m36.309s
3 Martinius Stenshorne R-ace GP 1m36.363s
4 Tim Tramnitz R-ace GP 1m36.405s
5 Sami Meguetounif MP Motorsport 1m36.367s
6 Maceo Capietto R-P-M 1m36.587s
7 Matias Zagazeta R-ace GP 1m36.537s
8 Nikita Bedrin Van Amersfoort Racing 1m36.594s
9 Alessandro Giusti G4 Racing 1m36.718s
10 Andrea Kimi Antonelli Prema 1m36.665s
11 Laurens van Hoepen ART Grand Prix 1m36.806s
12 Roman Bilinski Trident 1m36.671s
13 Noah Stromsted R-P-M 1m36.826s
14 Santiago Ramos R-P-M 1m36.772s
15 Victor Bernier MP Motorsport 1m36.957s
16 Owen Tangavelou Trident 1m36.795s
17 Joshua Duerksen Arden 1m37.005s
18 Ivan Domingues Van Amersfoort Racing 1m36.814s
19 Nikhil Bohra Trident 1m37.102s
20 Lorenzo Fluxa Prema 1m36.994s
21 Maya Weug KIC Motorsport 1m37.216s
22 Esteban Masson Sainteloc Racing 1m37.233s
23 Tom Lebbon Arden 1m37.414s
24 Emmo Fittipaldi Sainteloc Racing 1m37.291s
25 Javier Sagrera MP Motorsport 1m37.770s
26 Marcus Amand ART Grand Prix 1m37.402s
27 Francisco Soldavini G4 Racing 1m37.903s
28 Valentin Kluss Monolite Racing 1m37.594s
29 Enzo Scionti Monolite Racing 1m38.081s
30 Evan Giltaire ART Grand Prix 1m37.753s
31 Ivan Klymenko KIC Motorsport 1m38.725s
32 Giovanni Maschio Monolite Racing 1m38.079s
33 Pierre-Alexandre Provost G4 Racing 1m38.169s