Perez grabs pole for Valencia feature

Sergio Perez has secured pole position for tomorrow's GP2 Series feature race at Valencia, although the Mexican had to pull something out at the last minute to do it

Perez grabs pole for Valencia feature

Rapax's Pastor Maldonado had been on top for most of the session and was looking comfortable, but Perez managed to produce a 1m45.337s effort seconds before the chequered flag to bump the Venezuelan from the top spot by just 0.1s.

After a shaky start to the season, ART rookie Jules Bianchi managed an encouraging third alongside iSport's Davide Valsecchi, with Addax's Giedo van der Garde and DPR's Michael Herck set to fill the third row.

Super Nova's Marcus Ericsson will start from the rear of the grid after qualifying 19th and then having a 10-place penalty applied for colliding with Trident's Adrian Zaugg at the previous round in Istanbul.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Sergio Perez Addax 1m45.337s 12 2. Pastor Maldonado Rapax 1m45.462s +0.125 13 3. Jules Bianchi ART 1m45.658s +0.321 12 4. Davide Valsecchi iSport 1m45.898s +0.561 13 5. Giedo van der Garde Barwa 1m45.995s +0.658 12 6. Michael Herck DPR 1m46.117s +0.780 11 7. Charles Pic Arden 1m46.171s +0.834 13 8. Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1m46.263s +0.926 12 9. Giacomo Ricci DPR 1m46.358s +1.021 11 10. Sam Bird ART 1m46.362s +1.025 13 11. Daniel Clos Racing Engineering 1m46.478s +1.141 13 12. Johnny Cecotto Jr Trident 1m46.504s +1.167 14 13. Alberto Valerio Coloni 1m46.508s +1.171 11 14. Luiz Razia Rapax 1m46.518s +1.181 14 15. Adrian Zaugg Trident 1m46.532s +1.195 14 16. Oliver Turvey iSport 1m46.633s +1.296 13 17. Josef Kral Super Nova 1m46.709s +1.372 15 18. Jerome D'Ambrosio DAMS 1m46.743s +1.406 13 19. Marcus Ericsson Super Nova 1m46.756s +1.419 13 20. Ho-Pin Tung DAMS 1m46.780s +1.443 13 21. Vlado Arabadjiev Coloni 1m46.868s +1.531 15 22. Rodolfo Gonzalez Arden 1m46.953s +1.616 13 23. Fabio Leimer Ocean 1m47.011s +1.674 12 24. Max Chilton Ocean 1m47.054s +1.717 14 
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