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.
|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|
|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|
|21||Ryan Tveter||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:46.729|
|22||Matthew Graham||Strakka Racing||1:50.627|
|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|