Eng dominant in final qualifying

Philipp Eng will start tomorrow's Formula 2 race at Marrakech from pole position after blitzing his rivals in qualifying on Saturday afternoon

Eng dominant in final qualifying

The street circuit has been getting faster with every session as more rubber is laid down, with times today around two seconds faster than the best set on Friday.

But Eng hooked up a sensational 1m30.1s lap - more than half a second faster than anyone else - to earn pole.

Race one winner Dean Stoneman's best effort late on was enough to secure a place on the front row, but he didn't come close to Eng - who was an incredible four tenths of a second quicker than anyone else in the second sector of the lap.

The next seven qualifers were all eager to make up for disappointment in the day's earlier race when they all either retired or had their races compromised. Johan Jokinen qualified third after crashing out of race one, alongside Will Bratt who was taken out.

Kazim Vasiliauskas and Mihai Marinescu will share the third row - following contact and a technical failure each - ahead of Jack Clarke and Nicola de Marco who tangled on the first lap this morning. Jolyon Palmer had a new engine fitted after his first race retirement and qualified ninth this afternoon.

Kelvin Snoeks followed up the first podium finish of his racing career this morning with a top 10 grid slot for tomorrow's race.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Philipp Eng 1m30.186s 2. Dean Stoneman 1m30.719s +0.533 3. Johan Jokinen 1m30.996s +0.810 4. Will Bratt 1m31.013s +0.827 5. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m31.348s +1.162 6. Mihai Marinescu 1m31.511s +1.325 7. Jack Clarke 1m31.533s +1.347 8. Nicola de Marco 1m31.581s +1.395 9. Jolyon Palmer 1m31.620s +1.434 10. Kelvin Snoeks 1m31.723s +1.537 11. Armaan Ebrahim 1m31.730s +1.544 12. Sergei Afanasiev 1m31.767s +1.581 13. Benjamin Bailly 1m31.993s +1.807 14. Paul Rees 1m32.421s +2.235 15. Ivan Samarin 1m32.673s +2.487 16. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m33.177s +2.991 17. Natalia Kowalska 1m33.391s +3.205 18. Benjamin Lariche 1m33.635s +3.449 19. Ricardo Teixeira 1m33.650s +3.464 20. Ajith Kumar 1m34.906s +4.720 21. Plamen Kralev 1m35.483s +5.297 
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