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.
|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|
|15||Max Snegirev||Virtuosi UK||1:20.458||+2.128||19|