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Lorenzo Colombo takes pole for second Eurocup race at Monza

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Renault Sport Series

JD Motorsport?s Lorenzo Colombo took his first Eurocup Formula Renault pole in qualifying for the second race at Monza.

The Italian driver was the fastest in Group A, which was the second of the two groups to go out in the session. He edged Renault F1 junior Max Fewtrell by 0.065 seconds, after the two spent much of the 15-minute session trading fastest laps along with Fewtrell?s R-ace GP team-mate Logan Sargeant and Arden?s Oscar Piastri.

It was the first pole for JD Motorsport since re-joining the series.

Times were generally slower than in qualifying for the first race, although Colombo?s time was actually faster than his Saturday benchmark.

Colombo, who took JD Motorsport’s first podium in almost three years in the first race, will have MP Motorsport’s Renault junior Christian Lundgaard alongside him on the front row.

Lundgaard, who finished on the podium yesterday, went to the top at the final moments of Group B with a 1m49.988s, which was faster than Josef Kaufmann Racing’s race one winner Yifei Ye by 0.159s. MP team-mate Max Defourny was trading fastest laps with Ye and Lundgaard but eventually slipped into a fourth-row position on the grid.


Qualifying results
Group A ? Group B
1 Lorenzo Colombo JD Motorsport 1:49.378 1 Christian Lundgaard MP Motorsport 1:49.988
2 Max Fewtrell R-ace GP 1:49.443 2 Yifei Ye Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:50.147
3 Logan Sargeant R-ace GP 1:49.536 3 Richard Verschoor Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:50.257
4 Oscar Piastri Arden 1:49.811 4 Max Defourny MP Motorsport 1:50.268
5 Alexander Smolyar Tech 1 Racing 1:49.857 5 Alex Peroni MP Motorsport 1:50.468
6 Arthur Rougier Fortec Motorsports 1:49.887 6 Victor Martins R-ace GP 1:50.506
7 Raul Guzman Fortec Motorsports 1:50.029 7 Thomas Maxwell JD Motorsport 1:50.569
8 Charles Milesi R-ace GP 1:50.049 8 Eliseo Martinez AVF 1:50.670
9 Frank Bird Tech 1 Racing 1:50.090 9 Thomas Neubauer Tech 1 Racing 1:50.805
10 Alexander Vartanyan Arden 1:50.098 10 Xavier Lloveras AVF 1:50.896
11 Neil Verhagen Tech 1 Racing 1:50.203 11 Clement Novalak Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:50.905
12 Christian Munoz AVF 1:50.780 12 Christian Hahn Fortec Motorsports 1:51.617
13 Axel Matus AVF 1:51.217 13 Sami Taoufik Arden 1:51.649
14 Vladimir Tziortzis Fortec Motorsports 1:51.391 14 Najiy Razak JD Motorsport 1:51.665