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Teppei Natori takes final Euroformula Open pole of year at Monza

by Ida Wood

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Teppei Natori took his second Euroformula Open pole at Monza, marking the last time the Dallara F317 will be used.

The Carlin driver, who took his first pole at Barcelona, qualified 0.075 seconds ahead of Motopark’s Liam Lawson, whose team-mate Marino Sato will head the second Carlin car of Christian Hahn on the second row.

Double R Racing’s Jack Doohan was fifth fastest, while his team-mate Linus Lundqvist was only 15th after his best laptime was deleted.

Lundqvist and Lawson will fight for the rookie title in the final race of the season, while eighth placed qualifier Lukas Dunner heads Lawson in the battle for second in the overall seconds.

Billy Monger and Nicolai Kjaergaard were sixth and seventh for Carlin, ahead of Teo Martin Motorsport?s Dunner and Motopark duo Cameron Das and Yuki Tsunoda.

The sole Fortec Motorsports car driven by Calan Williams was fast, but was another which lost fast laps to track limits abuse and ended up 11th, ahead of RP Motorsport’s Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood.

Behind Lundqvist were Ido Cohen (Carlin), Lorenzo Ferrari (RP Motorsport) and Niklas Krutten (Motopark), all guilty of track limits violations. Several drivers were also handed stop-go penalties for going excessively slow in the pursuit of a tow.?


Qualifying results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Teppei Natori Carlin 1m42.629s
2 Liam Lawson Motopark +0.075s
3 Marino Sato Motopark +0.181s
4 Christian Hahn Carlin +0.459s
5 Jack Doohan Double R Racing +0.505s
6 Billy Monger Carlin +0.577s
7 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin +0.645s
8 Lukas Dunner Teo Martin Motorsport +0.789s
9 Cameron Das Motopark +0.842s
10 Yuki Tsunoda Motopark +0.906s
11 Calan Williams Fortec Motorsports +1.055s
12 Kyle Kirkwood RP Motorsport +1.490s
13 Filip Kaminiarz Drivex School +1.531s
14 Rui Andrade Drivex School +1.869s
15 Linus Lundqvist Double R Racing +2.329s
16 Ido Cohen Carlin +2.742s
17 Lorenzo Ferrari RP Motorsport +3.746s
18 Niklas Krutten Motopark +7.177s