Hulkenberg takes pole on GP2 debut

Nico Hulkenberg has taken pole position for his GP2 debut in the Asian Series round in Bahrain this weekend

Hulkenberg takes pole on GP2 debut

The reigning Formula 3 Euro Series champion lapped the Sakhir circuit in 1:41.351, more than a tenth of a second quicker than his nearest challenger.

DAMS teammates Jerome d'Ambrosio and series leader Kamui Kobayashi qualified second and third, with another GP2 newcomer, Edoardo Mortara, completing the second row for Arden.

Roldan Rodriguez, who lies three points behind Kobayashi in the standings, qualified third for Piquet GP with Giedo van der Garde sixth for iSport.

Pos Driver                  Team             Time         Gap
 1. Nico Hulkenberg         ART              1:41.351
 2. Jerome d'Ambrosio       DAMS             1:41.476  +0.125
 3. Kamui Kobayashi         DAMS             1:41.522  +0.172
 4. Edoardo Mortara         Arden            1:41.978  +0.627
 5. Roldan Rodriguez        Piquet           1:42.195  +0.844
 6. Giedo van der Garde     iSport           1:42.307  +0.956
 7. Sakon Yamamoto          ART              1:42.344  +0.993
 8. Javier Villa            Super Nova       1:42.355  +1.004
 9. Marco Bonanomi          Qi-Meritus       1:42.362  +1.011
10. Davide Valsecchi        Durango          1:42.449  +1.098
11. Vitaly Petrov           Campos           1:42.458  +1.107
12. Diego Nunes             Piquet           1:42.564  +1.213
13. Sergio Perez            Campos           1:42.632  +1.282
14. James Jakes             Super Nova       1:42.636  +1.285
15. Earl Bamber             Qi-Meritus       1:42.798  +1.447
16. Hamad Al-Fardan         iSport           1:42.818  +1.467
17. Yelmer Buurman          Ocean            1:42.833  +1.482
18. Luiz Razia              Arden            1:43.061  +1.710
19. Fabrizio Crestani       Ocean            1:43.373  +2.022
20. Adrian Valles           Trident          1:43.401  +2.050
21. Michael Herck           DPR              1:43.413  +2.062
22. Rodolfo Gonzalez        FMS              1:43.701  +2.351
23. Giacomo Ricci           Trident          1:44.043  +2.692
24. Frankie Provenzano      Trident          1:44.325  +2.974
25. Kevin Nai Chia Chen     FMS              1:45.281  +3.930
26. Michael Dalle Stelle    Durango          no time
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