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Pizzitola takes pole in Eurocup FR2.0 at Hungaroring

by Gruz David
Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI / Renault Sport Media

Photo: Florent Gooden / DPPI / Renault Sport Media

Manor MP’s Andrea Pizzitola secured his second pole position of the Eurocup Formula Renault season for race one of the fifth round at the Hungaroring.

The qualifying took place on a drying track, which allowed the Group B drivers to lap considerably faster than their Group A rivals and resulted in Pizzitola snatching pole position.

On the front row, the Frenchman will be joined by Fortec’s guest driver Charles Leclerc, who impressively edged out championship leader Nyck de Vries in Group A by 0.044s. The third spot on the grid went to Hans Villemi with de Vries settling for P4.

Swede Gustav Malja took fifth on the grid and will be followed by Nick Cassidy, who challenged Leclerc and de Vries during the Group A session but ended up a few tents adrift.

Ignazio D’Agosto and Alex Albon will start seventh and eighth respectively, with Dennis Olsen, who lies second in the standings, lining up in only ninth.

The top ten is completed by BRDC Mclaren Autosport Award-winner Matt Parry.

Qualifying results
Pos. Driver Team Group A Group B
1 Andrea Pizzitola Manor MP Motorsport 1:45.253
2 Charles Leclerc Fortec Motorsports 1:47.859
3 Hans Villemi Prema Powerteam 1:45.460
4 Nyck de Vries Koiranen GP 1:47.903
5 Gustav Malja Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:45.514
6 Nick Cassidy Koiranen GP 1:48.246
7 Ignazio D’Agosto Koiranen GP 1:45.742
8 Alexander Albon KTR 1:48.415
9 Dennis Olsen Prema Powerteam 1:45.765
10 Matt Parry Fortec Motorsports 1:49.756
11 Kevin Jorg Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:45.853
12 Martin Rump Fortec Motorsports 1:50.091
13 Callan O’Keeffe ART Junior Team 1:46.163
14 Bruno Bonifacio Prema Powerteam 1:50.114
15 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing 1:46.259
16 Aurelien Panis ART Junior Team 1:50.227
17 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing 1:46.682
18 Jake Hughes Strakka Racing 1:50.359
19 Steijn Schothorst Manor MP Motorsport 1:46.696
20 Gregor Ramsay KTR 1:50.541
21 Ryan Tveter Josef Kaufmann Racing 1:46.729
22 Matthew Graham Strakka Racing 1:50.627
23 James Allen KTR 1:46.869
24 Simon Gachet ART Junior Team 1:52.409
25 Luke Chudleigh Tech 1 Racing 1:48.432
26 Vasily Romanov Tech 1 Racing 1:53.431
27 Jack Aitken Fortec Motorsports 1:54.241