Auto GP Hungaroring: Markus Pommer on pole after rain-hit session

Markus Pommer claimed Auto GP pole position in a Hungaroring session delayed by a downpour

Auto GP Hungaroring: Markus Pommer on pole after rain-hit session

Q1 took place amid dark clouds, thunder and lightning, and the storm broke just as Q2 was getting underway.

That led to red flags after a few minutes of running, followed by a delay of an hour before qualifying could be completed, with an initial attempt to resume the session postponed when the rain increased again.

Super Nova driver Pommer had been quickest in Q1 and got a 1m51.949s lap in during the opening moments of Q2 before the stoppage.

That stood for pole position, ahead of Hungarian local hero Tamas Pal Kiss.

Returning reigning champion Vittorio Ghirelli will start fifth, behind row two duo Sam Dejonghe and Michela Cerruti, who secured their best AutoGP qualifying results to date, although the latter ended the session in the gravel.

Championship leader Kimiya Sato was among the drivers who did not get a good lap in when the track was at its best in the two attempts at Q2.

He ended up ninth, just ahead of Kevin Giovesi, the winner of the last round at Paul Ricard a fortnight ago.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Markus Pommer Super Nova 1m51.949s 2. Tamas Pal Kiss Zele 1m52.423s +0.474s 3. Sam Dejonghe Virtuosi 1m55.540s +3.591s 4. Michela Cerruti Super Nova 1m56.694s +4.745s 5. Vittorio Ghirelli Super Nova 1m56.851s +4.902s 6. Andrea Roda Virtuosi 1m57.795s +5.846s 7. Loris Spinelli Eurotech 1m59.038s +7.089s 8. Michele La Rosa Euronova 2m00.405s +8.456s 9. Kimiya Sato Euronova 2m05.575s +13.626s 10. Kevin Giovesi Eurotech 2m09.400s +17.451s 11. Giuseppe Cipriani Ibiza 1m35.576s Q1 12. Yoshitaka Kuroda Zele 1m36.083s Q1 
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