Campos Racing’s Konstantin Tereshchenko has secured the second pole position of his Euroformula Open career in Sunday qualifying at Paul Ricard.
Tereshchenko narrowly beat Vitor Baptista, who had replaced him as the championship leader after winning yesterday’s race.
Baptista led the session at the halfway point, but was briefly demoted to as far down as seventh. But he was soon back out front, becoming the first driver this weekend to go below two minutes.
Tereshchenko, however, managed to match the runaway leader and one-upped him by a tenth with four minutes to go. Neither would improve over the remaining laps, allowing the Russian to claim pole.
Baptista’s RP teammate Damiano Fioravanti was half a second down on the leader in third, with West-Tec’s Tanart Sathienthirakul joining him on row two.
Alessio Rovera beat Yu Kanamaru, Dzhon Simonyan and Igor Walilko to fifth, the four drivers split by a meagre 0.013s.
The top ten was completed by Yarin Stern and Andres Saravia.
|1||Konstantin Tereshchenko||Campos Racing||1:59.662||12|
|2||Vitor Baptista||RP Motorsport||1:59.769||0.107||10|
|3||Damiano Fioravanti||RP Motorsport||2:00.230||0.568||11|
|4||Tanart Sathienthirakul||Team West-Tec F3||2:00.391||0.729||14|
|5||Alessio Rovera||BVM Racing||2:00.449||0.787||10|
|6||Yu Kanamaru||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||2:00.451||0.789||13|
|7||John Simonyan||RP Motorsport||2:00.457||0.795||12|
|8||Igor Walilko||RP Motorsport||2:00.462||0.800||11|
|9||Yarin Stern||Team West-Tec F3||2:00.740||1.078||13|
|10||Andres Saravia||RP Motorsport||2:00.812||1.150||11|
|11||Diego Menchaca||Campos Racing||2:01.185||1.523||13|
|12||William Barbosa||BVM Racing||2:01.429||1.767||11|
|13||Henrique Baptista||Campos Racing||2:01.534||1.872||12|
|14||Antoni Ptak||RP Motorsport||2:01.619||1.957||13|
|15||Ahmad Al Ghanem||Campos Racing||2:01.971||2.309||13|
|16||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||2:02.099||2.437||13|
|17||Luis Michael Dorrbecker||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||2:02.494||2.832||11|
|18||Jose Manuel Vilalta||EmiliodeVillota Motorsport||2:02.504||2.842||13|