Prema Racing’s driver Paul Aron scored the fastest time in the first Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine qualifying at Barcelona, and claimed race one pole position in an extraordinarily close session, which was held with all the cars on the track due to the fog.
Because of the weather conditions, a single 15-minute round was held, with 0.8 seconds separating the top-26.
Aron’s pole lap of 1m40.774s came with just over a couple of seconds remaining, and while a number of drivers made improvements, none was able to beat the performance of the Estonian driver.
Behind the Prema Racing driver set the second best time Dilano Van’t Hoff, who achieved his best qualifying time of the year here in Spain. MP Motorsport’s standard bearer finished the session a little more than a tenth from pole and ahead of Eduardo Barrichello, with the Brazilian being with the protagonists of the turn.
Starting from the second row alongside the Arden driver will be Victor Bernier (FA Racing) who did well once again getting the fourth best time as well as being the fastest on Friday’s test day.
Hadrien David (R-ace GP) will start from the third row alongside Joshua Dufek (Van Amersfoort Racing), while Leonardo Fornaroli (Trident Motorsport) will share the fourth row of the grid with Sebastian Montoya (Prema Racing). Kas Haverkort (Van Amersfoort Racing), who topped the lead in final part of the session and Lorenzo Fluxa (R-ace Gp) completed top 10. The local driver was ahead of the overall leader Dino Beganovic (Prema Racing), 11th ahead of Roman Bilinski (Trident Motorsport) and the other title contender Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix).
The new schedule sees the start of Race 1 at 1.20pm (30’+ 1lap), with live streaming on official YouTube and Facebook of the series (links at formularegionaleubyalpine.com).
Official Standings: https://formularegionaleubyalpine.com/standings/?season=2022