Valencia GP3: Conor Daly takes pole ahead of Daniil Kvyat

ART's Conor Daly will start round two of the GP3 Series from pole position at Valencia's Circuit Ricardo Tormo

Valencia GP3: Conor Daly takes pole ahead of Daniil Kvyat

The 21-year-old American timed his pole lap to perfection, just before the second red flag of the session halted his rivals from trying to beat his 1m22.329s.

Daniil Kvyat will start alongside him in his MW Arden-run machine, but was two tenths in arrears.

Carlin's Nick Yelloly had pole with a few minutes to go, but slipped to third. He is joined on the second row by the second ART car of Facu Regalia.

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Barcelona race two winner Aaro Vainio will start fifth, ahead of Koiranen team-mate Kevin Korjus.

Points leader Tio Ellinas, who set pole at Barcelona, was only seventh fastest. He had a scrappy session, and bounced across the gravel at the high-speed Turn 12 right-hander.

His Manor team-mate Ryan Cullen spun exiting Turn 1, which caused the first red flag early on. Then Adderly Fong spun to a halt at Turn 11 with two minutes remaining, causing a second red flag.

That led to a last-lap charge as the session was briefly restarted, but none of the frontrunners were able to better their times.

NEWS UPDATE: Yelloly, Williamson put to back of grid

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Conor Daly ART 1m22.329s 2. Daniil Kvyat MW Arden 1m22.536s + 0.207s 3. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m22.597s + 0.268s 4. Facu Regalia ART 1m22.603s + 0.274s 5. Aaro Vainio Koiranen 1m22.616s + 0.287s 6. Kevin Korjus Koiranen 1m22.621s + 0.292s 7. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m22.761s + 0.432s 8. Dino Zamparelli Manor 1m22.861s + 0.532s 9. Carlos Sainz Jr MW Arden 1m22.891s + 0.562s 10. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 1m22.893s + 0.564s 11. Jack Harvey ART 1m22.925s + 0.596s 12. David Fumanelli Trident 1m22.936s + 0.607s 13. Lewis Williamson Bamboo 1m22.948s + 0.619s 14. Melville McKee Bamboo 1m22.954s + 0.625s 15. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m22.993s + 0.664s 16. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m23.000s + 0.671s 17. Alex Fontana Jenzer 1m23.019s + 0.690s 18. Adderly Fong Status 1m23.054s + 0.725s 19. Patrick Kujala Koiranen 1m23.294s + 0.965s 20. Eric Lichtenstein Carlin 1m23.364s + 1.035s 21. Emanuele Zonzini Trident 1m23.524s + 1.195s 22. Josh Webster Status 1m23.559s + 1.230s 23. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m23.878s + 1.549s 24. Samin Gomez Jenzer 1m24.322s + 1.993s 25. Jimmy Eriksson Status 1m25.044s + 2.715s 26. Carmen Jorda Bamboo 1m25.103s + 2.774s 27. Ryan Cullen Manor 1m41.349s + 19.020s 
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