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Jousse scores first F2 pole

Julien JousseJulien Jousse scored his maiden Formula 2 pole position in this afternoon's qualifying session for the second race of the weekend at Donington Park.

The 23-year-old had previously qualified inside the top six five times this year but was yet to start higher than fourth. But he found the pace to lead the way in the final 10 minutes of today's half-hour session.

Jousse will be joined on the front row by Sebastian Hohenthal, who also posted his best qualifying performance of the season so far after topping this morning's practice session.

Mirko Bortolotti pulled a late effort out of the bag to claim third on the grid, ahead of the ever-consistent Kazim Vasiliauskas.

Edoardo Piscopo will share the third row with championship leader Andy Soucek, while Mikhail Aleshin, Robert Wickens, Tobias Hegewald and Philipp Eng completed the top 10.

Pos Driver                  Time          Gap
 1. Julien Jousse           1m23.507s
 2. Sebastian Hohenthal     1m23.635s  +0.128
 3. Mirko Bortolotti        1m23.681s  +0.174
 4. Kazim Vasiliauskas      1m23.709s  +0.202
 5. Edoardo Piscopo         1m23.714s  +0.207
 6. Andy Soucek             1m23.763s  +0.256
 7. Mikhail Aleshin         1m23.847s  +0.340
 8. Robert Wickens          1m23.884s  +0.377
 9. Tobias Hegewald         1m23.943s  +0.436
10. Philipp Eng             1m24.003s  +0.496
11. Milos Pavlovic          1m24.044s  +0.537
12. Carlos Iaconelli        1m24.098s  +0.591
13. German Sanchez          1m24.198s  +0.691
14. Armaan Ebrahim          1m24.249s  +0.742
15. Jason Moore             1m24.354s  +0.847
16. Tom Gladdis             1m24.446s  +0.939
17. Jolyon Palmer           1m24.472s  +0.965
18. Henri Karjalainen       1m24.493s  +0.986
19. Nicola de Marco         1m24.680s  +1.173
20. Jack Clarke             1m24.718s  +1.211
21. Alex Brundle            1m24.739s  +1.232
22. Natacha Gachnang        1m25.046s  +1.539
23. Jens Hoing              1m25.894s  +2.387
24. Pietro Gandolfi         1m26.951s  +3.444
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