FR3.5 » 1 January 1901
Maiden pole for Guerrieri.
Esteban Guerrieri has taken both his first – and Ultimate Signature's second - World Series by Renault pole position in qualifying at Le Mans.
The Argentine, who joined the series mid-season, had topped the timesheets once already this weekend, albeit in a wet free practice session. However, after team-mate Fabio Carbone led the way heading into Superpole, it was Guerrieri's turn to take over secure the top spot for the second race of the weekend.
He will start alongside championship leader Giedo van der Garde, who claimed his sixth front row start in seven attempts in the process.
A good session for Ultimate and Carlin Motorsport, Mikhail Aleshin will start third, with Carbone fourth and Robert Wickens in fifth place, the latter desperate for a boost in fortunes after a terrible Nurburgring round.
Having been constantly inside the top three in free practice, Charles Pic could only manage sixth fastest, although it does go a long way to consolidating his position as the top rookie in the overall standings.
Meanwhile, the front row for the first race will comprise of Nurburgring winner Miguel Molina and James Walker, the Brit starting alongside him in the Fortec car for his best starting position of the season.
Just missing out on the reverse grid pole position was Molina's Prema team-mate Alvaro Barba, who in turn edged out his younger brother Marco in the Draco car. Frenchman Alexandre Marsoin will start 11th, ahead of Interwetten's Pablo Sanchez.
Elsewhere, there was disappointment for some high-profile names, including Julien Jousse, Bertrand Baguette, Salvador Duran and Marco Bonanomi, who will start 20th, 16th, 15th and 13th respectively. Jousse, who is van der Garde's closest title contender, managed to lose his best time after causing a red flag in the early stages of the session.
Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Start the conversation - Add your comment
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.