This weekend in Spa-Francorchamps started in the best possible way for Paul Aron, who conquered his fourth pole position of the season in Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine.
An important result for Prema Racing’s standard bearer, who has proved to be perfectly at ease on the Circuit of the Ardennes, which is hosting the seventh round of the season in the European series.
The Estonian driver secured the best time of 2m15.786s, which allowed him to take the front row alongside Hadrien David (R-ace GP) who was the fastest in Group B and in the two latest collective tests. Third on the grid for Race 2 will be Dino Beganovic, who struggled with his teammate Aron for the pole position in the first group. The Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto (R-ace GP) was 0.053s behind David and finished ahead of Owen Tangavelou (RPM), who set his best qualifying result achieving the sixth best time across both groups. The Frenchman will share the third row with Tim Tramnitz (Trident Motorsport), who was the fastest among the rookies (fifth).
Eduardo Barrichello (Arden Motorsport) was seventh in the combined grid ahead of Trident Motorsport’s Leonardo Fornaroli, while Mari Boya (MP Motorsport) and Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix) completed the top-10.
Axel Gnos (G4 Racing) was unable to take part in qualifying as a result of going off the track during the second collective test.
Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine will restart the engines tomorrow morning at 9.05am for the second qualifying session that will determinate the starting grid for Race 1, scheduled in the afternoon at 1.50pm.
“It was a very good day – said Aron – Obviously pole position is what everybody wants. I need to thank the team because we were one and two in our group. We’ve done a really good job and the car was good. In the first part of the weekend we didn’t have the pace, but we managed to pull it altogether and run a good package for qualifying. I managed to get a perfect lap using slipstream that allowed me to score the front row of the grid”.