Porteiro Claims Race Two Pole

Felix Porteiro secured his second pole position of the World Series by Renault season by topping the timesheets for tomorrow's feature race at Estoril

Porteiro Claims Race Two Pole

The Spaniard, who was last on pole for Valencia's sprint race, lapped the Portuguese track in one minute and 25.556 seconds.

"I need a victory in the championship, because I have been unlucky with my results," Porteiro said. "I will do what I can. The car is very competitive this weekend. Normally in the races we are quicker than in qualifying, so we should get at least one victory tomorrow."

Andreas Zuber will start on the front row for the second race in succession alongside Porteiro, after the Carlin Motorsport driver was again fastest in the 'slower' session.

Because the average of the fastest times in both sessions was outside the permitted limits to determine the grid on qualifying times alone, the runners in both sessions will start parallel on the grid tomorrow, as they are for the sprint race.

German Markus Winkelhock will start third after being a tenth behind Zuber in the first session.

Championship leader Robert Kubica will start fourth, with his closest rival in the championship Adrian Valles securing fifth on the grid.

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Felix Porteiro Epsilon Euskadi 1:25.556 2. Andreas Zuber Carlin Motorsport 1:25.737 3. Robert Kubica Epsilon Euskadi 1:25.672 4. Markus Winkelhock Draco Multiracing Usa 1:25.847 5. Tristan Gommendy KTR 1:25.690 6. Adrian Valles Pons Racing 1:25.987 7. Will Power Carlin Motorsport 1:25.720 8. Simon Pagenaud DHG Saulnier Racing 1:26.200 9. Patrick Pilet GD Racing 1:25.728 10. Milos Pavlovic GD Racing 1:26.236 11. Fernando Rees Interwetten 1:26.125 12. Fabio Carbone Eurointernational 1:26.280 13. Colin Fleming Jenzer Motorsport 1:26.279 14. Pastor Maldonado Dams 1:26.418 15. Ryo Fukuda DHG Saulnier Racing 1:26.647 16. Damien Pasini Cram Competition 1:26.604 17. Benjamin Hanley Cram Competition 1:26.786 18. Celso Miguez Pons Racing 1:26.605 19. Christian Montanari Draco Multiracing Usa 1:26.946 20. Jaap Van Lagen KTR 1:26.801 21. Ryan Sharp Jenzer Motorsport 1:27.122 22. Matteo Meneghello Eurointernational 1:27.478 23. Davide Rigon Victory Engineering 1:27.491 24. Matteo Pellegrino RC Motorsport 1:27.833 25. Giovanni Tedeschi RC Motorsport 1:27.821 26. Nicolas Prost Dams 1:28.112 27. Mehdi Bennani Avelon Formula 1:29.267 28. Ivan Bellarosa Avelon Formula 1:28.990 
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