GP2 Monaco: Honda's Matushita elevated to race two pole position

Nobuharu Matsushita has been elevated to pole position for the reverse-grid Monaco GP2 race after a penalty for Antonio Giovinazzi

GP2 Monaco: Honda's Matushita elevated to race two pole position

Marvin Kirchhofer was set for Saturday pole by virtue of finishing eighth in Friday's opening race, with Giovinazzi joining him in an all-rookie front row after taking seventh.

But a five-second penalty for gaining an advantage by cutting the chicane during the feature race dropped Giovinazzi from seventh in the results to 11th.

Kirchhofer still gets a front row start for the sprint race but being moved up to seventh in the race one results means he will now be second on the grid alongside ART's Honda protege Matsushita.

Daniel de Jong and Arthur Pic move up into the feature race top 10 as a result of Giovinazzi's demotion.

Gustav Malja was also given a post-race time penalty, in his case for cutting the track at Ste Devote, but it makes no difference to his 14th-place finish.

REVISED SATURDAY STARTING GRID

Pos Driver Team
1 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix
2 Marvin Kirchhofer Carlin
3 Raffaele Marciello RUSSIAN TIME
4 Mitch Evans Pertamina Campos Racing
5 Alex Lynn DAMS
6 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport
7 Norman Nato Racing Engineering
8 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME
9 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport
10 Arthur Pic Rapax
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Prema Racing
12 Sergio Canamasas Carlin
13 Sean Gelael Pertamina Campos Racing
14 Gustav Malja Rapax
15 Pierre Gasly Prema Racing
16 Philo Paz Armand Trident
17 Luca Ghiotto Trident
18 Jimmy Eriksson Arden International
19 Jordan King Racing Engineering
20 Nabil Jeffri Arden International
21 Sergey Sirotkin ART Grand Prix
22 Nicholas Latifi DAMS

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