Leimer takes IFM Oschersleben pole

Fabio Leimer took his fifth pole position in seven International Formula Master rounds at Oschersleben today

Leimer takes IFM Oschersleben pole

The 20-year-old Swiss driver is the runaway championship leader, 35 points clear of second-placed Sergei Afanasiev, and took another stride towards the title with another dominant qualifying performance.

Sergei Afanasiev at least kept within striking distance of Leimer, joining him on the front row as he attempts to stop him making it six wins out of seven Saturday races.

Alexander Rossi, who won in the F1 support race at Spa last weekend, and Pal Varhaug qualified third and fourth quickest, with Eric Janis fifth ahead of Josef Kral, whose hopes of beating Afanasiev to second in the standings took a hit with sixth on the grid.

Frankie Provenzano, Patrick Reiterer, Simon Trummer and Vladimir Arabadzhiev rounded out the top 10.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Fabio Leimer Jenzer 1m21.724s 2. Sergei Afanasiev JD 1m21.915s +0.191 3. Alexander Rossi ISR 1m22.093s +0.369 4. Pal Varhaug Jenzer 1m22.299s +0.575 5. Erik Janis ISR 1m22.406s +0.682 6. Josef Kral JD 1m22.488s +0.764 7. Frankie Provenzano Cram 1m22.719s +0.995 8. Patrick Reiterer Iris 1m22.881s +1.157 9. Simon Trummer Iris 1m22.900s +1.176 10. Vladimir Arabadzhiev JD 1m23.064s +1.340 11. Kelvin Snoeks AR 1m23.071s +1.347 12. Tiago Petiz Cram 1m23.609s +1.885 
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