Simone Iaquinta became the first driver capable of beating Alessio Rovera in qualifying in Formula Abarth’s 2013 season – doing so in the second session at Misano.
In the first session, however, it was Rovera who narrowly edged out Iaquinta and Dario Orsini by 0.053s and 0.106s respectively to take pole for race one, his ninth such achievement this year.
Michele Beretta, who is second in the championship, was unable to match the pace of the top three, settling for fourth in front of Giorgio Roda,?while Vitaly Larionov beat his countryman Sergey Trofimov and series returnee Alessandro Perullo for the National Trophy pole. Lukas Moraes wound up only ninth after a difficult qualifying as Sabino de Castro rounded out the field.
In the second qualifying, Rovera’s dominance finally came to an end. Iaquinta ended up improving the most on his time from session one and, as such, secured his maiden pole position in the category. Rovera was only third as race-winner Orsini also cleared the championship leader.
Roda and Beretta ended up completing the top five, with the Cram driver ahead of the Euronova man. Trofimov took National Trophy pole position, with Perullo, Moraes, Larionov and de Castro rounding out the top ten.
|1||Alessio Rovera||Cram Motorsport||1:36.167||9|
|2||Simone Iaquinta||GSK Motorsport||1:36.220||+0.053||8|
|3||Dario Orsini||NBC Group||1:36.273||+0.106||8|
|4||Michele Beretta||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:36.839||+0.672||8|
|5||Giorgio Roda||Cram Motorsport||1:36.905||+0.738||7|
|6||Vitaly Larionov||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:37.385||+1.218||7|
|7||Sergey Trofimov||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:37.483||+1.316||8|
|9||Lukas Moraes||Facondini Racing||1:38.065||+1.898||8|
|10||Sabino de Castro||AB Motorsport||1:39.072||+2.905||9|
|1||Simone Iaquinta||GSK Motorsport||1:35.443||8|
|2||Dario Orsini||NBC Group||1:35.659||+0.216||9|
|3||Alessio Rovera||Cram Motorsport||1:35.753||+0.310||9|
|4||Giorgio Roda||Cram Motorsport||1:35.880||+0.437||9|
|5||Michele Beretta||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:36.174||+0.731||7|
|6||Sergey Trofimov||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:36.658||+1.215||7|
|8||Lukas Moraes||Facondini Racing||1:37.188||+1.745||8|
|9||Vitaly Larionov||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:37.567||+2.124||8|
|10||Sabino de Castro||AB Motorsport||1:38.777||+3.334||8|