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Van’t Hoff hits double figures with pole tally in Spanish F4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Spanish F4

Dilano van’t Hoff now has 10 Spanish Formula 4 pole positions to his name after completing a qualifying lockout at Valencia Ricardo Tormo.

The Dutchman took pole for race one on Saturday, and his second-fastest lap in that day’s qualifying session has put him on pole for race two on Sunday.

He shares the front row with Sebastian Ogaard, the winner of race one, and was 0.357 seconds faster than the Dane.

Just 0.028s covered Ogaard, Campos Racing team-mate Pepe Marti and Global Racing Service’s Vladislav Ryabov in second, third and fourth, while Formula de Campeones’ Daniel Macia was 0.424s off pole in fifth.

There was a separate qualifying session to set the grid for the longer race three, and again van’t Hoff was fastest.

This time he bettered Ogaard by 0.467s to claim his 10th pole of the season, and Formula de Campeones’ Quique Bordas was the only other driver within half a second of the pace.

Filip Jenic (Teo Martin Motorsport) and Suleiman Zanfari (MP Motorsport) were a closely matched fourth and fifth, while title contenders Marti and Macia this time were only sixth and seventh.

However post-qualifying there were many laps deleted due to track limits violations, and that promoted Jenic onto the front row alongside van’t Hoff. Zanfari and Ogaard will now fill row two, ahead of Marti, Ryabov and Macia.

Bordas drops from third to ninth, with his best lap that stood being 0.772s off pole.

Qualifying round-up
Race 2 grid
1 Dilano van’t Hoff MP Motorsport 1m33.499s
2 Sebastian Ogaard Campos Racing +0.357s
3 Pepe Marti Campos Racing +0.382s
4 Vladislav Ryabov Global Racing Service +0.385s
5 Daniel Macia Formula de Campeones +0.424s
6 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School +0.548s
7 Noah Degnbol MP Motorsport +0.699s
8 Manuel Esperito Santo MP Motorsport +0.729s
9 Gil Molina MP Motorsport +0.759s
10 Rik Koen MP Motorsport +0.860s

Race 3 grid
1 van’t Hoff 1m33.233s
2 Filip Jenic Teo Martin Motorsport +0.559s
3 Suleiman Zanfari MP Motorsport +0.577s
4 Ogaard +0.591s
5 Marti +0.606s
6 Ryabov +0.695s
7 Macia +0.714s
8 Degnbol +0.724s
9 Quique Bordas Formula de Campeones +0.772s
10 Arkhangelskiy +0.773s