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Peroni shades Lundgaard for Formula Renault NEC race two pole in Pau

by Peter Allen

Photo: necup.com

Alex Peroni set himself up for another Pau victory after coming out on top in a damp qualifying session for the second race of the Formula Renault NEC season opener.

As on Saturday, it was another battle between MP Motorsport drivers Peroni and Lundgaard, who both opted for slick tyres on the drying track.

Lundgaard claimed top spot just before the chequered flag and then further improved his time, but Peroni managed to put in a lap that was even faster with his final attempt.

Tech 1 Racing’s Neil Verhagen was third fastest, over four tenths behind but the only other driver to get within a second of pole.

R-ace GP team-mates Charles Milesi and Logan Sargeant qualified fourth and fifth, with Tech 1’s Alexander Smolyar beating the third R-ace GP car of Victor Martins to sixth.

The non-Eurocup entries were once again off the pace, with R-ace GP’s Gabriel Gandula doing the best job in 11th place, albeit 3.1 seconds off pole.

The session was interrupted by ScoRace Team’s Sharon Scolari spinning on the run to La Gore and causing a red flag. At this point wet tyres were the way to go, but all cars were on slicks by the end of the session.


Qualifying 2 results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Alex Peroni MP Motorsport 1m19.528s
2 Christian Lundgaard MP Motorsport +0.166s
3 Neil Verhagen Tech 1 Racing +0.421s
4 Charles Milesi R-ace GP +1.200s
5 Logan Sargeant R-ace GP +1.217s
6 Alexander Smolyar Tech 1 Racing +1.512s
7 Victor Martins R-ace GP +1.707s
8 Frank Bird Tech 1 Racing +1.743s
9 Arthur Rougier Fortec Motorsports +1.777s
10 Thomas Neubauer Tech 1 Racing +1.810s
11 Gabriel Gandula R-ace GP +3.100s
12 Nicolas Pironneau Formula Motorsport +3.993s
13 Doureid Ghattas Anders Motorsport +4.410s
14 Nicolas Melin Formula Motorsport +6.341s
15 Thierry Malhomme Lamo Racing Car +11.485s
16 Phil Hill Anders Motorsport +13.977s
17 Sharon Scolari ScoRace Team +19.341s