Silverstone GP3: Kevin Korjus secures maiden pole

Kevin Korjus scored his first-ever GP3 Series pole position at Silverstone on Saturday morning for Koiranen

Silverstone GP3: Kevin Korjus secures maiden pole

Korjus lapped in 1m46.360s in the closing moments of a thrilling qualifying session, pipping home hero Jack Harvey of ART by just 0.055 seconds. Pole changed hands countless times during the half-hour session.

The second ART car of Facu Regalia will start third, ahead of Alex Fontana. Carlos Sainz Jr was fifth fastest, and will start alongside points leader Tio Ellinas.

Daniil Kvyat set the fastest middle sector time but wound up down in seventh, from the second British racer on the grid Nick Yelloly, who went off at Abbey on his final effort.

Valencia race winner Conor Daly will start ninth, ahead of Patric Niederhauser and Aaro Vainio. The other Valencia winner, Robert Visoiu, was 14th.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Kevin Korjus Koiranen 1m46.360s 2. Jack Harvey ART 1m46.415s +0.055s 3. Facu Regalia ART 1m46.581s +0.221s 4. Alex Fontana Jenzer 1m46.631s +0.271s 5. Carlos Sainz Jr MW Arden 1m46.649s +0.289s 6. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m46.693s +0.333s 7. Daniil Kvyat MW Arden 1m46.708s +0.348s 8. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m46.873s +0.513s 9. Conor Daly ART 1m46.874s +0.514s 10. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m47.126s +0.766s 11. Aaro Vainio Koiranen 1m47.223s +0.863s 12. Adderly Fong Status 1m47.296s +0.936s 13. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m47.304s +0.944s 14. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 1m47.376s +1.016s 15. Patrick Kujala Koiranen 1m47.458s +1.098s 16. Dino Zamparelli Manor 1m47.724s +1.364s 17. David Fumanelli Trident 1m47.725s +1.365s 18. Melville Mckee Bamboo 1m47.787s +1.427s 19. Lewis Williamson Bamboo 1m47.864s +1.504s 20. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m47.987s +1.627s 21. Josh Webster Status 1m48.061s +1.701s 22. Eric Lichtenstein Carlin 1m48.127s +1.767s 23. Jimmy Eriksson Status 1m48.394s +2.034s 24. Emanuele Zonzini Trident 1m48.691s +2.331s 25. Samin Gomez Jenzer 1m49.916s +3.556s 26. Ryan Cullen Manor 1m50.561s +4.201s 27. Carmen Jorda Bamboo 1m52.019s +5.659s 
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