Bruni takes first pole for Trident

Gimmi Bruni gave Trident Racing their first ever GP2 pole ahead of tomorrow's feature race in Imola

Bruni takes first pole for Trident

The ex-Minardi Formula One driver outpaced his rivals in a close-fought session during which different drivers held the top spot.

The ART pair of Alex Premat and Lewis Hamilton were first to show, but it was Super Nova's Jose Maria Lopez who broke the 1m33s barrier.

Bruni just shaded the Argentine's time, and for a while the top three were covered by under a tenth, but a stunning late effort from the Italian confirmed pole with an advantage of three tenths.

Lopez held second despite a late spin, while Hamilton lines up third and Premat fourth. Hiro Yoshimoto did a great job for BCN to take fifth, while championship leader Nelson Piquet Junior was sixth.

Last year's sprint race winner Adam Carroll took a creditable seventh for Racing Engineering, just ahead of last year's pole sitter, Arden's Nicolas Lapierre.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Bruni Trident Racing 1:32.691 13 2. Lopez Super Nova International 1:32.941 + 0.250 12 3. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 1:32.990 + 0.299 11 4. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:33.138 + 0.447 9 5. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:33.342 + 0.651 14 6. Piquet Jr. Piquet Sports 1:33.402 + 0.711 12 7. Carroll Racing Engineering 1:33.450 + 0.759 8 8. Lapierre Arden International 1:33.519 + 0.828 12 9. Ammermueller Arden International 1:33.602 + 0.911 11 10. Piccione DPR 1:33.626 + 0.935 11 11. Porteiro Campos Racing 1:33.713 + 1.022 14 12. Viso iSport International 1:33.733 + 1.042 14 13. Pla DPR 1:33.892 + 1.201 10 14. Filippi FMS International 1:33.955 + 1.264 12 15. Valles Campos Racing 1:34.048 + 1.357 13 16. Gommendy iSport International 1:34.116 + 1.425 15 17. Zuber Trident Racing 1:34.181 + 1.490 12 18. Negrao Piquet Sports 1:34.219 + 1.528 14 19. Perera DAMS 1:34.230 + 1.539 12 20. Monfardini DAMS 1:34.369 + 1.678 9 21. Glock BCN Competicion 1:34.371 + 1.680 11 22. Grassi Durango 1:34.405 + 1.714 14 23. Fauzy Super Nova International 1:34.697 + 2.006 15 24. Tahinci FMS International 1:35.397 + 2.706 14 25. Hernandez Durango 1:35.583 + 2.892 12 26. Villa Racing Engineering 1:35.861 + 3.170 12 All Timing Unofficial 
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