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Carlos Sainz Jr secured back-to-back pole positions for DAMS Racing in Spa-Francorchamps.

The championship leader and race one winner in Belgium led most of the session outpacing series rookie, Oliver Rowland by three tenths-of-a-second to claim his fifth pole position of the season. Fortec Motorsport's Rowland qualified well to join the Red Bull junior on the front row following an earlier retirement this weekend.

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Will Stevens improved on his fifteenth place grid slot from Saturday with a second row placing in third for Strakka Racing, half a second down on the pole sitter. Returning racer Richie Stanaway, standing in for an injured Matthieu Vaxiviere, remained consistent to place his Lotus model in fourth whilst Jazeman Jaafar continued his impressive run of form to sit fifth. The Malaysian has two podiums to his credit from race one in Spa and last week's F1 support race in Monaco.

Pietro Fantin was the fastest International Draco Racing driver in sixth and was closely followed by the second Fortec of Sergey Siroktin who was just one hundredth behind in seventh with a 1:59.071 clocking.

Painfully close to his maiden series podium on Saturday, Matias Laine was almost half a second down on his team mate Stevens. The Finn sat eighth fastest at the close of the qualifying session. Tech 1 Racing's Marco S?rensen and Monaco race winner, Norman Nato completed a competitive top ten. Pierre Gasly was eleventh but still within one second of the pole man.

Beitske Visser claimed her first championship points in race one but was sixteenth fastest for AV Formula. The Dutch racer is currently under investigation which could result in her placing further down the twenty driver grid.

The drivers return to the track in the afternoon for race two where a confident Sainz Jr will hope to add another twenty five points to his title charge.