Abu Dhabi GP3: Alex Lynn champion as Marvin Kirchhofer gets pole

Alex Lynn became the 2014 GP3 Series champion after his only title rival Dean Stoneman failed to take the Abu Dhabi pole position necessary to keep him in contention

Abu Dhabi GP3: Alex Lynn champion as Marvin Kirchhofer gets pole

Stoneman was second fastest around the Yas Marina circuit, but like everyone else he had no answer to the pace of Marvin Kirchhofer, the German taking pole by 0.471 seconds in his ART Grand Prix car.

Kirchhofer led Stoneman after the field had made their first runs, and it was Dino Zamparelli who was the first to lower the poletime on the second runs.

That time was quickly beaten by Lynn and then Emil Bernstorff before Kirchhofer put in his final effort.

Stoneman then moved up to second place in his Koiranen GP car and set a purple time in sector one as he made one last-ditch bid for pole, only to lose time later in the lap.

Bernstorff and the triumphant Lynn made it an all-Carlin second row, while Zamparelli's ART machine fell back to fifth, just ahead of Koiranen runner Jimmy Eriksson.

Alex Fontana (ART) and Patric Niederhauser (Arden) share an all-Swiss fourth row, with Status GP pairing Nick Yelloly and Richie Stanaway rounding out the top 10.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 1m55.163s -
2 Dean Stoneman Koiranen GP 1m55.634s 0.471s
3 Emil Bernstorff Carlin 1m55.664s 0.501s
4 Alex Lynn Carlin 1m55.729s 0.566s
5 Dino Zamparelli ART Grand Prix 1m55.819s 0.656s
6 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 1m55.863s 0.700s
7 Alex Fontana ART Grand Prix 1m55.900s 0.737s
8 Patric Niederhauser Arden International 1m55.995s 0.832s
9 Nick Yelloly Status Grand Prix 1m56.038s 0.875s
10 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1m56.113s 0.950s
11 Kevin Ceccon Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.145s 0.982s
12 Patrick Kujala Trident 1m56.199s 1.036s
13 Jann Mardenborough Arden International 1m56.291s 1.128s
14 Santiago Urrutia Koiranen GP 1m56.443s 1.280s
15 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.498s 1.335s
16 Robert Visoiu Arden International 1m56.501s 1.338s
17 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.530s 1.367s
18 Luis Jorge Sa Silva Carlin 1m56.873s 1.710s
19 Riccardo Agostini Hilmer Motorsport 1m56.941s 1.778s
20 Nelson Mason Hilmer Motorsport 1m56.959s 1.796s
21 Alfonso Celis Status Grand Prix 1m57.577s 2.414s
22 Ryan Cullen Trident 1m57.697s 2.534s
23 Kang Ling Trident 1m58.816s 3.653s

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