Robert Kubica set the fastest lap ever recorded in competition at Oschersleben as he took pole position for the second World Series by Renault race tomorrow
The Polish driver lapped the 3.667km circuit in 1:11.904 - two tenths faster than Will Power's morning pole position and over seven seconds faster than the previous record of 1:19.005 set by Jose-Maria Lopez in a Formula Renault V6 last year.
Markus Winkelhock delighted the home crowd by briefly holding pole position after snatching the fastest time from Will Power in his batch of runners.
However Kubica, running in second batch of 13 drivers, smashed Winkelhock's time by more than half a second to take the top spot and bonus championship point.
The average of the five fastest times of each session was outside the 0.3 per cent window for determining the grid on times alone, required by sporting regulations. Therefore, all those in Kubica's session will line up on the right-hand side of the grid in the odd-numbered slots, and those in Winkelhock's slower session will line up on the left-hand side in the even-numbered grid slots.
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