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Van’t Hoff scores eighth Spanish F4 pole at Valencia Ricardo Tormo

by Ida Wood

Photo: Spanish F4

Dilano van’t Hoff picked up pole for the opening race of the weekend for Spanish Formula 4 at Valencia Ricardo Tormo, marking the eighth time he’s topped qualifying this season.

Remarkably the championship leader was down in 18th place with four minutes left to go of Saturday’s qualifying session, but with his fourth lap he leapt straight to the top.

His 1m34.00s benchmark but him 0.089 seconds ahead of MP Motorsport team-mate Noah Degnbol, and on his next lap he improved to a 1m33.449s. Only two other drivers were initially able to break into the 1m33s, and when a few more did on their final efforts it was too late as van’t Hoff went even faster and claimed pole with a 1m33.334s.

Global Racing Service’s Vladislav Ryabov looked on for a fine second place until Sebastian Ogaard (Campos Racing) and Daniel Macia (Formula de Campeones) pipped him at the end, with the trio covered by 0.066s.

Pepe Marti, Manuel Esperito Santo and Max Arkhangelskiy were the other three drivers to lap sub-1m34s, and all looked capable of making the front row at some point, while Degnbol was shuffled down to eighth after he failed to improve his pace towards the end of qualifying.

MP’s development driver Miron Pingasov will start 21st for his single-seater debut, qualifying 1.211s slower than team-mate van’t Hoff. Fellow debutant Anshul Gandhi, driving for GRS, was two positions a tenth of a second further back.

Qualifying results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Dilano van’t Hoff MP Motorsport 1m33.334s 9
2 Sebastian Ogaard Campos Racing 1m33.761s +0.427s 10
3 Daniel Macia Formula de Campeones 1m33.822s +0.488s 9
4 Vladislav Ryabov Global Racing Service 1m33.827s +0.493s 9
5 Pepe Marti Campos Racing 1m33.871s +0.537s 9
6 Manuel Esperito Santo MP Motorsport 1m33.954s +0.620s 10
7 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School 1m33.993s +0.659s 10
8 Noah Degnbol MP Motorsport 1m34.089s +0.755s 10
9 Suleiman Zanfari MP Motorsport 1m34.108s +0.774s 9
10 Quique Bordas Formula de Campeones 1m34.129s +0.795s 9
11 Guilherme Oliveira Drivex School 1m34.180s +0.846s 10
12 Rik Koen MP Motorsport 1m34.223s +0.889s 9
13 Gil Molina MP Motorsport 1m34.229s +0.895s 10
14 Georg Kelstrup MP Motorsport 1m34.283s +0.949s 9
15 Filip Jenic Teo Martin Motorsport 1m34.300s +0.966s 9
16 Alex Garcia Campos Racing 1m34.344s +1.010s 10
17 Branden Lee Oxley Drivex School 1m34.384s +1.050s 9
18 Oliver Michl Teo Martin Motorsport 1m34.460s +1.126s 9
19 Noam Abramczyck Drivex School 1m34.464s +1.130s 10
20 Alex Partyshev Campos Racing 1m34.490s +1.156s 10
21 Miron Pingasov MP Motorsport 1m34.545s +1.211s 10
22 Jorge Campos Teo Martin Motorsport 1m34.588s +1.254s 9
23 Anshul Gandhi Global Racing Service 1m34.710s +1.376s 9
24 Emely de Heus MP Motorsport 1m35.074s +1.740s 9
25 Lola Lovinfosse Drivex School 1m35.300s +1.966s 9