Formula Renault Eurocup championship leader Victor Martins took another pole at Barcelona, with the ART Grand Prix driver leaving it late to put in even representative laps.
The 20-minute session largely featured drivers doing several preparation laps with the track being relatively cold.
R-ace GP’s Caio Collet was the first to set a proper push lap, and the times began to get significantly quicker after that.
With five minutes to go, Martins put in his first proper flying lap to go third, and then his next lap of 1m42.636s was considerably quicker than anybody else. His final tour was no quicker, but he had done enough to secure his seventh pole of the season.
A very late lap by MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto elevated him to the front row, some three tenths behind Martins.
ART’s Paul Aron and Collet make up the second row, narrowly ahead of JD Motorsport’s David Vidales, Arden’s Alex Quinn and FA Racing’ Amaury Cordeel.
Gregoire Saucy (ART), Ugo de Wilde (Arden) and William Alatalo (JD) round out the top 10, narrowly ahead of debutant Kas Haverkort and fellow rookie Tijmen van der Helm.
|1||Victor Martins||ART Grand Prix||1m42.636s||8|
|2||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||1m42.938s||+0.302s||9|
|3||Paul Aron||ART Grand Prix||1m42.979s||+0.343s||8|
|4||Caio Collet||R-ace GP||1m43.059s||+0.423s||8|
|5||David Vidales||JD Motorsport||1m43.064s||+0.428s||10|
|7||Amaury Cordeel||FA Racing by Manor||1m43.181s||+0.545s||9|
|8||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||1m43.321s||+0.685s||8|
|9||Ugo de Wilde||Arden||1m43.340s||+0.704s||9|
|10||William Alatalo||JD Motorsport||1m43.525s||+0.889s||9|
|11||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport||1m43.540s||+0.904s||9|
|12||Tijmen van der Helm||FA Racing by Manor||1m43.562s||+0.926s||9|
|13||Petr Ptacek||R-ace GP||1m43.779s||+1.143s||8|
|14||Hadrien David||MP Motorsport||1m43.787s||+1.151s||9|
|16||Reshad de Gerus||Arden||1m44.190s||+1.554s||9|