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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