Andrea Kimi Antonelli grabbed pole position for race two at Paul Ricard. The Prema Racing‘s Italian driver set the fastest time of 1m59.013s on his last lap in the Group B, only 0.143 ahead of Kas Haverkort (Van Amersfoort Racing). The Dutch signed his best time at the end of the session, which will allow him to start from the second row of the grid.
Sainteloc Racing’s Esteban Masson topped the Group A, securing the first row for this afternoon’s Race two in 1m59.329s. The French was 0.032s faster than Tim Tramnitz (R-ace GP), who in turn was ahead of his teammate and series leader Martinius Stenshorne.
After taking his first victory of the season in yesterday’s race, Alessandro Giusti (G4 Racing) will start from the third row alongside Stenshorne. Santiago Ramos (RPM) will share the fourth row with Brazilian Rafael Camara, the latter at the wheel of another Prema Racing car.
The top ten is completed by Dutch Laurens Van Hoepen (ART Grand Prix) and the rookie Maya Weug (KIC Motorsport).
Andrea Kimi Antonelli: “I’m really happy about the result. Definitely yesterday we were struggling a little bit, but today we recovered. We did a good job yesterday in improving the car. I’m really happy to be on pole, the lap was not amazing, I have to say, but I managed to be on pole. Looking forward for the race!”
Esteban Masson: “It’s just amazing to do this result here in France, in Le Castellet, a circuit that I love. I’m super happy about the work that we did with the whole team. Not enough for pole, but still front row, I’m really happy. I’m looking forward to the race now, to do a good result and to score big points.”
The second race of the weekend is due to commence at 4.30pm CEST (30’+ 1lap), with live streaming on official YouTube page of the series (link at formularegionaleubyalpine.com).