Evans on pole for Valencia feature race

At the Valencia Street Circuit this morning, New Zealander Mitch Evans took his first pole of the season and will start from the front in the feature race later today.  When the qualifying session started the Lotus GP drivers were the first to take to the track, with Conor Daly looking to qualify  well, knowing he would be starting well down the grid thanks to a 10-place grid penalty as a result of a collision with Dmitry Suranovich at Monaco.  Evans was soon on top, however, and then became the first to go faster than 1:59.  Despite briefly losing pole to his team-mate David Fumanelli, Evans managed to go 3-hundredths of a second faster.

Series leader Aaro Vainio will start from 3rd on the grid. António Félix das Costa will start from last on the grid, having been penalised post-session as his brake discs were adjudged to have been thinner than stipulated in the Dallara manual. Daly will start 16th after his penalty.

Grid for Valencia Feature Race

1. Mitch Evans 1:58.478
2. David Fumanelli 1:58.511
3. Aaro Vainio 1:58.567
4. Kevin Ceccon 1:58.772
5. Tio Ellinas 1:59.009
6. Matias Laine 1:59.031
7. Marlon Stöckinger 1:59.091
8. Daniel Abt 1:59.276
9. Tamás Pál Kiss 1:59.332
10. William Buller 1:59.356
11. Alice Powell 1:59.399
12. Robert Visoiu 1:59.568
13. Fabiano Machado 1:59.708
14. Alex Brundle 1:59.820
15. Patric Niederhauser 1:59.906
16. Conor Daly1 1:59.015
17. John Wartique 2:00.047
18. Dmitry Suranovich 2:00.062
19. Robert Cregan 2:00.306
20. Antonio Spavone 2:00.334
21. Vicky Piria 2:00.406
22. Ethan Ringel 2:01.300
23. Carmen Jordá 2:02.103
24. António Félix da Costa2 1:58.991
1 Conor Daly handed a 10-place grid penalty for a collision with Dmitry Suranovich at Monaco.
2 António Félix da Costa demoted to the back of the grid for running brake pads thinner than regulations allow.

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