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Pommer secures Auto GP pole at Imola

by Gruz David
Markus Pommer

Photo: Auto GP

German driver Markus Pommer will start from pole in the opening Auto GP race at Imola after a dominant qualifying performance from the Super Nova driver.

Pommer topped both Q1 and Q2, the latter with a comfortable four tenths gap and will share the front row with championship leader Kimiya Sato.

Norwegian Pal Varhaug, who is returning to the series after finishing runner-up in 2012, took third, followed by the Italian duo of Kevin Giovesi and Andrea Roda.

Tamas Pal Kiss will begin the race from sixth, while the top nine of the grid is completed by Michela Cerruti, Christof von Grunigen and Vittorio Ghirelli.

The last four positions are occupied by gentleman drivers, in the order of Francesco Dracone, Michele La Rosa, Giuseppe Cipriani and Salvatore Deplano.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2
1 Markus Pommer Super Nova International 1:32.180 1:31.401
2 Kimiya Sato Euronova Racing 1:32.814 1:31.871
3 Pal Varhaug Virtuosi UK 1:32.419 1:31.897
4 Kevin Giovesi FMS Racing 1:32.856 1:32.013
5 Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK 1:32.885 1:32.139
6 Tamas Pal Kiss Zele Racing 1:33.075 1:32.220
7 Michela Cerruti Super Nova International 1:33.875 1:32.748
8 Christof von Grunigen Zele Racing 1:33.437 1:33.201
9 Vittorio Ghirelli FMS Racing 1:33.499 1:33.344
10 Francesco Dracone Super Nova International 1:34.308 1:34.125
11 Michele La Rosa MLR71 1:34.490
12 Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza Racing 1:34.946
13 Salvatore Deplano Euronova Racing 1:39.718