2013 F3 Open runner-up Sandy Stuvik claimed pole position for the first race of the Euroformula Open Winter Series round at Paul Ricard.
The Thai racer excelled on his return to the series, going 0.15s quicker than Spanish karting graduate Alex Palou, who will start his maiden race in single-seaters from the front row. Losing out to Palou by only 0.01s, former Copa class champion Kevin Giovesi secured third.
Giovesi will share the second row with Cameron Twynham, who himself graduates from the F3 Open Copa class after finishing runner-up last year. EmiliodeVillota’s duo Tatiana Calderon and Yu Kanamaru will start from fifth and sixth respectively, while Israeli driver Yarin Stern was only seventh fastest after being on top in today’s practices sessions earlier on.
Another close battle between Artur Janosz and Christopher Hoher saw the Polish driver take eighth by only one hundredth of a second, as Che One Lim completed the top ten.
Macanese driver Wei Fung Thong grabbed pole in the Copa class, closely followed by Italian karting graduate Costantino Peroni.
|1||Sandy Stuvik||RP Motorsport||A||2:00.750|
|2||Alex Palou||Campos Racing||A||2:00.901||0.151|
|3||Kevin Giovesi||DAV Racing||A||2:00.911||0.161|
|4||Cameron Twynham||Team West-Tec||A||2:01.060||0.310|
|5||Tatiana Calderon||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||A||2:01.271||0.521|
|6||Yu Kanamaru||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||A||2:01.316||0.566|
|7||Yarin Stern||Team West-Tec||A||2:01.390||0.640|
|8||Artur Janosz||RP Motorsport||A||2:01.783||1.033|
|9||Christopher Hoher||Team West-Tec||A||2:01.792||1.042|
|10||Che One Lim||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||A||2:01.920||1.172|
|11||Nicolas Pohler||Team West-Tec||A||2:02.278||1.528|
|12||Hector Hurst||DAV Racing||A||2:02.289||1.539|
|13||Sean Walkinshaw||Campos Racing||A||2:02.561||1.811|
|14||Dzhon Simonyan||RP Motorsport||A||2:02.947||2.197|
|15||Henrique Baptista||DAV Racing||A||2:03.700||2.950|
|16||Wei Fung Thong||Team West-Tec||C||2:04.190||3.440|
|17||Constantino Peroni||RP Motorsport||C||2:04.409||3.659|
|18||Chang Wing Chung||Team West-Tec||C||2:05.789||5.039|
|19||Saud Al Faisal||RP Motorsport||C||2:06.503||5.753|