Tech 1 Racing’s Anthoine Hubert will start the opening race of the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps season at Imola from pole position.
Hubert was in first place from the first couple of minutes and he confidently led much of the session to end up with a safety cushion of?almost three tenths.
The Frenchman’s pole position is his first in Formula Renault 2.0 racing, his previous best qualifying result being a front row spot in Eurocup at Moscow Raceway.
Koiranen duo Jack Aitken and Jake Hughes will start behind Hubert, while Simon Gachet and Hugo de Sadeleer qualified fourth and fifth respectively, putting three Tech 1 cars into the top five.
Matevos Isaakyan finished just behind de Sadeleer with a lap one thousandth of a second slower.
Vasily Romanov and Martin Kodric were seventh and eighth fastest respectively, the Croatian qualifying one spot ahead of teammate Ben Barnicoat. Denis Bulatov rounded out the top ten ahead of his FR2.0 debut.
A change in qualifying format means that, instead of being determined on second-best times, the race two grid will be decided in a separate session tomorrow.
|1||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||1:42.024||8|
|2||Jack Aitken||Koiranen GP||1:42.303||0.279||6|
|3||Jake Hughes||Koiranen GP||1:42.548||0.524||5|
|4||Simon Gachet||Tech 1 Racing||1:42.641||0.617||9|
|5||Hugo de Sadeleer||Tech 1 Racing||1:42.659||0.635||9|
|6||Matevos Isaakyan||JD Motorsport||1:42.660||0.636||8|
|7||Vasily Romanov||Cram Motorsport||1:42.708||0.684||8|
|8||Martin Kodric||Fortec Motorsport||1:42.774||0.75||7|
|9||Ben Barnicoat||Fortec Motorsport||1:42.826||0.802||7|
|10||Denis Bulatov||GSK Grand Prix||1:42.905||0.881||9|
|11||Stefan Riener||Koiranen GP||1:42.906||0.882||7|
|12||James Allen||ARTA Engineering||1:42.939||0.915||9|
|13||Daniele Cazzaniga||GSK Grand Prix||1:43.064||1.04||8|
|14||Thiago Vivacqua||JD Motorsport||1:43.101||1.077||7|
|15||Danyil Pronenko||BVM Racing||1:43.216||1.192||9|
|16||Matteo Ferrer||Cram Motorsport||1:43.242||1.218||8|
|17||Amaury Richard||ARTA Engineering||1:43.295||1.271||8|
|18||Philip Hamprecht||Koiranen GP||1:43.299||1.275||7|
|19||Andrea Russo||GSK Grand Prix||1:43.397||1.373||9|
|20||TJ Fischer||Cram Motorsport||1:43.720||1.696||9|
|21||Bruno Baptista||Koiranen GP||1:44.027||2.003||7|