AVF racer Tom Dillmann takes Formula V8 3.5 pole at wet Hungaroring

AVF racer Tom Dillmann maintained his grip on recent Formula V8 3.5 qualifying sessions by taking his third consecutive pole position at a wet Hungaroring on Sunday

AVF racer Tom Dillmann takes Formula V8 3.5 pole at wet Hungaroring

Matthieu Vaxiviere fleetingly moved to the top of the timing screens after the chequered flag had flown, but the SMP Racing driver had his lap time deleted for breaching track limits and dropped to third.

The demotion helped reinstate Hungarian-raised Israeli Roy Nissany to a front row start for this afternoon's race.

Charouz-run Lotus runner Nissany came to the fore in the closing stages of qualifying, and held provisional pole for six minutes, until Dillmann staged his successful last lap effort.

Aragon opening race winner Aurelien Panis will line-up behind Nissany in fourth for Arden, while Hungaroring race one podium finisher Louis Deletraz edged out the second Lotus entry of Rene Binder for fifth.

The half-hour session was interrupted by a number of full course yellow flags, with conditions at their most treacherous as qualifying got underway.

Teo Martin Motorsport's rookie Yu Kanamaru found trouble on his out lap, and last year's Hungaroring victor Egor Orudzhev spun off on the exit of Turn 12, ending his session on the back of a flatbed truck.

A number of drivers failed to record a time, including the unfortunate Matevos Isaakyan who had never driven a FV8 3.5 car in the rain before today.

The SMP Racing driver had recorded a 2m18.334s lap, only to have the time deleted for causing a yellow flag incident.

RESULT

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Tom Dillmann AVF 2m02.933s 14
2 Roy Nissany Lotus 0.732s 14
3 Matthieu Vaxiviere SMP Racing 0.932s 14
4 Aurelien Panis Arden Motorsport 1.057s 14
5 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1.460s 14
6 Rene Binder Lotus 1.498s 14
7 Beitske Visser Teo Martin Motorsport 1.847s 13
8 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports 1.908s 14
9 Johnny Cecotto Jr. RP Motorsport 3.353s 12
10 Giuseppe Cipriani Durango Racing Team 5.993s 10
- Alfonso Celis AVF - 1
- Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport - 1
- Vitor Baptista RP Motorsport - 3
- Matevos Isaakyan SMP Racing - 5
- Yu Kanamaru Teo Martin Motorsport - 0

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