Oliver Rowland charged to his first pole position in Formula E after topping the final Super Pole shootout in qualifying for the Sanya E-Prix on Saturday afternoon, edging out reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

After impressing last time out in Hong Kong by qualifying second, Nissan e.dams driver Rowland was able to go one better in Sanya by grabbing pole by one-tenth of a second.

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Rowland sat fourth in the initial qualifying heats, but was able to become the sixth different pole-sitter in six races with a best lap time of 1m07.945s in the final shootout.

Vergne took second for DS Techeetah ahead of BMW's Antonio Felix da Costa and Audi driver Daniel Abt, while Sebastien Buemi ended up fifth in the sister Nissan entry after locking up at Turn 3 and sliding into the wall, ending his hopes of taking pole.

Alexander Sims could take no part in Super Pole due to an issue, leaving him sixth overall.

Andre Lotterer missed out on a place in Super Pole by one-thousandth of a second in P7 ahead of the Mahindra duo of Jerome d'Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlein. Lucas di Grassi completed the top 10 for Audi.




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