Home Z - Archive seriesAuto GP Karthikeyan gets third Auto GP pole in a row at Nurburgring

Karthikeyan gets third Auto GP pole in a row at Nurburgring

by Gruz David

Photo: Auto GP

Narain Karthikeyan continued to be unbeatable since his switch to Super Nova International, as he took his third Auto GP pole in a row at Nurburgring.

The session was a complete triumph for the Norfolk-based squad, as Karthikeyan’s teammate, Vittorio Ghirelli finished second, only two tenths off the winner’s pace.

Ghirelli will prepare for a race, which could be decisive in his title hopes, as his two biggest rivals, Sergio Campana and Kimiya Sato were beaten by two part-time drivers, Kevin Giovesi and Kiss Pal Tamas, as the duo locked out the second row of the grid. Campana and Sato themselves qualified on row three, in fifth and sixth respectively.

Manor MP’s Meindert van Buuren finished seventh, with GP3 race winner Robert Visoiu eighth, as GP2 regular Daniel De Jong and Italian Andrea Roda completed the top ten.

Session results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Narain Karthikeyan Super Nova International 1:18.330 17
2 Vittorio Ghirelli Super Nova International 1:18.542 +0.212 18
3 Kevin Giovesi Ghinzazni Motorsport 1:18.744 +0.414 14
4 Kiss Pal Tamas Ibiza Racing Team 1:18.992 +0.662 16
5 Sergio Campana Ibiza Racing Team 1:19.090 +0.760 18
6 Kimiya Sato Euronova Racing 1:19.183 +0.853 15
7 Meindert van Buuren Manor MP Motorsport 1:19.294 +0.964 16
8 Robert Visoiu Ghinzazni Motorsport 1:19.316 +0.986 16
9 Daniel de Jong Manor MP Motorsport 1:19.443 +1.113 18
10 Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK 1:19.636 +1.306 19
11 Yoshitaka Kuroda Euronova Racing 1:19.804 +1.474 16
12 Roberto La Rocca Virtuosi UK 1:19.819 +1.489 18
13 Michele La Rosa MLR71 1:20.030 +1.700 18
14 Michela Cerruti MLR71 1:20.106 +1.776 18
15 Max Snegirev Virtuosi UK 1:20.458 +2.128 19