Tio Ellinas spoke to Crash.net after securing his second career pole at the eighth round of the Formula Renault 3.5 championship at Le Mans.

The Cypriot produced a last-minute flying lap to take the top spot, half a second faster than
Matthieu Vaxiviere. It is Ellinas' first pole position since the Silverstone round earlier this month where he successfully converted his qualifying pace into a race victory.

Speaking at the Le Mans circuit, the Strakka Racing driver revealed where the reason behind the team's recent consistency as they look to end the 2015 season on a high.

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"This weekend, we came here with a different car and a new approach towards our set-up," he admitted post-qualifying. "Because of that, we've seen some improvements as the weekend has gone on. We put everything together in qualifying and here we are!"

The 23-year-old's blistering 1m 20.648s was four tenths-of-a-second faster than the pole time set by championship leader Oliver Rowland yesterday. It is a circuit, however, that has caused some issues since its return to the FR3.5 calendar this year.

Track limits has been the talk of the Le Mans weekend after Vaxiviere's ten second penalty for consistently leaving the circuit was awarded by the stewards yesterday. The circuit, which is lowered predominately for the Moto GP championship has brought with it its own set to challenges, something Ellinas admits was on his mind during his hunt for one lap glory.

"Track limits is an issue because yesterday, in the race, everyone was all over the place with that, I hope we don't have any more problems," he explained. "It distracts you a little but when you see the lap time is good, you ignore it."

Ellinas' recent run of form has seen him climb to seventh in the championship and within touching distance of home favourite Tom Dillmann. This consistency at the helm of his number 11 challenger has been a confident boost over the past few months which has allowed him to continually contest for competitive grid slots this year.

"The Nurburgring was also good for us and, here, the lap felt good, it was pretty much on the limit, I think," the FR3.5 race winner continued. "You could see that the difference between the others was four tenths so it felt like it was on the limit everywhere. It's good to be back on pole."

Since Strakka introduced an all-new line up to the Silverstone based outfit this year, they have climbed through the team ranks to surpass Arden Motorsport for fourth in the standings. Swedish rookie Gustav Malja has partnered Ellinas at Strakka this year.

Ellinas will lead Vaxiviere from the grid when race two starts at 13:30CET at Le Mans. Champion elect Rowland is within one point of securing title victory with three races of the 2015 season remaining.