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Pommer Takes Third Consecutive Auto GP Pole

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014

Super Nova’s Markus Pommer took his third consecutive Auto GP pole position at Imola this morning.  Fastest in both qualifying sessions Markus ended Qualifying nearly half a second faster than Championship leader Kimiya Sato. Markus was joined in the second part of Qualifying by both Super Nova teammates Michela Cerruti and Francesco Dracone who placed seventh and tenth respectively for Race One.

The young German is feeling confident ahead of Race One this afternoon;  “It was really a perfect qualifying, the car was brilliant and the team was perfect.  I’m looking forward to the race and being able to make a good start to get into the lead.”

Michela, having qualified in seventh, was frustrated with her result, particularly following her pace yesterday in free practice; “I’m really not happy with this grid position.  My pace was better yesterday but I couldn’t make it happen in qualifying today.  Now I have to work hard to recover in the race.”

Recent Super Nova recruit Francesco Dracone was delighted to have made it through to the second qualifying group for the first time.  “I am happy to make it through to Q2.  I have no complaints, my pace was good.  I’m looking forward to the race as my race-pace is usually better than in qualifying.”

Team Manager John Sears commented; “It’s great to have Markus on pole again, and hopefully he can capitalize on that to close the gap to the Championship lead.  All our drivers did a good job this morning and I’m confident they can all finish in the top six this afternoon.”

Markus is currently second in the Driver Championship on 105 points, only 9 points behind leader Sato.  With two valuable points already secured for pole position, Markus has edged closer to the lead and has his sights set on taking the maximum points from the two races. 

Super Nova lead the Team Championship with 177 points ahead of Euronova Racing their nearest challenger on 132 points. 

The top eight finishing positions in today’s race determine the reverse grid starting positions for Race Two tomorrow.

 

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