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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