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Pommer takes pole in interrupted Auto GP qualifying

by Gruz David
Markus Pommer

Photo: Auto GP

Less than a week after winning two races in German F3, Markus Pommer topped an interrupted Auto GP qualifying session at the Hungaroring.

Pommer was one of the two drivers who had the chance to record a proper lap in Q2 before heavy rain caused a red flag and forced the officials to stop the session. Although they later restarted it, the conditions made it impossible to improve upon the quickest time.

Local driver Tamas Pal Kiss will join Pommer in the front row, after he went 0.4s slower than the Super Nova driver.

Belgian rookie Sam Dejonghe and Italian racer Michela Cerruti both recorded their best qualifying results so far in the series by finishing third and fourth respectively.

2013 Auto GP champion Vittorio Ghirelli has returned to the series with Super Nova and ended the session in fifth, followed by fellow Italians Andrea Roda, Loris Spinelli and Michele La Rosa.

The top ten was completed by championship leader Kimiya Sato and Kevin Giovesi, whose only Q2 laps were set after the red flag.

Qualifying results

Pos. Name Team Q1 Q2
1 Markus Pommer Super Nova 1:33.116 1:51.949
2 Tamas Pal Kiss Zele Racing 1:33.515 1:52.423
3 Sam Dejonghe Virtuosi UK 1:34.263 1:55.540
4 Michela Cerruti Super Nova 1:35.065 1:56.694
5 Vittorio Ghirelli Super Nova 1:34.330 1:56.851
6 Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK 1:34.062 1:57.795
7 Loris Spinelli Eurotech Engineering 1:35.263 1:59.038
8 Michele La Rosa MLR71 1:35.118 2:00.405
9 Kimiya Sato Euronova Racing 1:34.390 2:05.575
10 Kevin Giovesi Eurotech Engineering 1:35.191 2:09.400
11 Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza Racing 1:35.576
12 Yoshitaka Kuroda Zele Racing 1:36.083