FR3.5 »

Lancaster leads British invasion in France

Jon Lancaster has taken his maiden World Series by Renault pole position after leading a trio of British drivers during Superpole at Le Mans.

Lancaster, competing in only his third World Series event, has been a dominant force at the French circuit thus far this weekend, evoking memories of his dominance at this event two years ago in a Formula Renault 2.0 machine.

In a typically fast moving Superpole session, Lancaster was able to hit the top spot in the closing seconds, resisting the charge of James Walker, the P1 Motorsport driver making it an all-British (and Norfollk based) front row.

Lancaster's performance is particularly notable given it is the first time 2006 champions Comtec have qualified inside the top ten this year, while it is also their first outright pole position since Marco Bonanomi at Spa last season.

Completing the dominance of the British contingent was Oliver Turvey, who lifted himself up to third position for Carlin Motorsport, with Silverstone winner Charles Pic completing the second row, albeit four tenths adrift.

Refusing to be distracted by his rumoured graduation to Formula 1 next weekend, Jaime Alguersuari made it a good session for the Carlin team in his Repsol-backed machine, qualifying ahead of title chaser Bertrand Baguette, the Belgian himself three positions up on ninth place championship leader Marcos Martinez.

Between them, Hungaroring winner Pasquale di Sabatino was an impressive seventh in the sole RC Motorsport car to guarantee himself a front row slot in the reverse grid opening race, It is Marco Barba, though, that will start on pole position for Draco.

Behind Martinez, the increasingly impressive Sten Pentus will start from his first top ten grid slot of the season in tenth, ahead of Miguel Molina and World Series debutant Edoardo Mortara.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Jon Lancaster
Rene Binder, Lotus - Photo credit: Formula V8 3.5 series/RPM Racing
Aurelien Panis - Tech 1 Racing [credit: Renault Sport Media]
Jake Hughes - Photo credit: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Carlin Motorsport Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency / LAT Photographic
Louis Deletraz - Photo credit: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Tom Dillmann - Photo credit: DPPI / Florent Gooden / Renault Sport Media
Tom Dillmann - Photo credit: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
AVF - Photo credit: Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency / LAT Photographic / Renault Sport Media
Carlin Racing - Photo credit: Lorenzo Charlez / AS Media / Renault Sport Media
Yu Kanamaru, Pons Racing - Photo credit: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Oliver Rowland and Fortec Motorsports - Photo credit: Florent Gooden / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Nyck de Vries (DAMS) - Photo credit: DPPI / Florent Gooden / Renault Sport Media
Jazeman Jaafar - Photo credit: Jean-Michel Le Meur / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Matthieu Vaxiviere and Egor Orudzhev - Photo credit: Jean-Michel Le Meur / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Egor Orudzhev - Photo credit: Francois Flamand / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Egor Orudzhev - Photo credit: Florent Gooden / DPPI / Renault Sport Media
Egor Orudzhev - Photo Credit: Florent Gooden / DPPI / Renault Sport Media

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.