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Herck claims pole in chaos at Spa

Michael Herck takes pole at SpaMichael Herck claimed pole position for Saturday's GP2 feature race at Spa-Francorchamps after coming out on top in a chaotic qualifying session on Friday afternoon.

Qualifying was halted no less than four times, first due to a flooded track and then due to a variety of accidents. The 30-minute session thus took over an hour to complete.

DPR's Herck took advantage of leading the pack out of the pitlane when the track was quickest following the penultimate restart, and his time was good enough to keep him on top throughout the final dash for times.

Second was home driver Jerome D'Ambrosio (DAMS), with series leader Pastor Maldonado (Rapax) third and Oliver Turvey (iSport) set to line up fourth. Maldonado's nearest championship challenger, Sergio Perez, will start eighth.


Pos Driver               Team                Time       Gap   Laps
 1. Michael Herck        DPR                 2m15.661s          10
 2. Jerome D'Ambrosio    DAMS                2m15.942s  +0.281  10
 3. Pastor Maldonado     Rapax               2m15.967s  +0.306  11
 4. Oliver Turvey        iSport              2m16.176s  +0.515   9
 5. Christian Vietoris   Racing Engineering  2m16.321s  +0.660   9
 6. Romain Grosjean      DAMS                2m16.525s  +0.864  11
 7. Charles Pic          Arden               2m16.881s  +1.220   9
 8. Sergio Perez         Addax               2m17.005s  +1.344  11
 9. Sam Bird             ART                 2m17.008s  +1.347  10
10. Fabrizio Crestani    DPR                 2m17.200s  +1.539  10
11. Davide Valsecchi     iSport              2m17.254s  +1.593  10
12. Dani Clos            Racing Engineering  2m17.294s  +1.633  10
13. Rodolfo Gonzalez     Arden               2m17.332s  +1.671   8
14. Luca Filippi         Super Nova          2m17.339s  +1.678  10
15. Jules Bianchi        ART                 2m17.632s  +1.971  10
16. Alvaro Parente       Coloni              2m17.798s  +2.137   7
17. Max Chilton          Ocean               2m18.290s  +2.629  11
18. Johnny Cecotto Jr    Trident             2m18.592s  +2.931  11
19. Adrian Zaugg         Trident             2m19.137s  +3.476   6
20. Fabio Leimer         Ocean               2m19.870s  +4.209   6
21. Marcus Ericsson      Super Nova          2m20.280s  +4.619   8
22. Luiz Razia           Rapax               2m21.922s  +6.261   3
23. Vlado Arabadjiev     Coloni              2m22.224s  +6.563   4
24. Giedo van der Garde  Addax               2m23.104s  +7.443   4
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