Mirko Bortolotti will start from pole position in race two at Brands Hatch

Formula 2 points leader Mirko Bortolotti has secured pole for the second race at Brands Hatch

Mirko Bortolotti will start from pole position in race two at Brands Hatch

The Italian took advantage of a quiet spell on the track 10 minutes into the session to put on new tyres and reel off a quick succession of fast laps, culminating in a 1m15.730s effort.

His advantage over his rivals was 1.4s when he returned to the pits, and while most of the gap was eventually eroded, it was never bettered. Ramon Pineiro came closest when he fell 0.1s short.

Yesterday's race winner Jack Clarke will start from third alongside Miki Monras, with Tobias Hegewald and Alex Brundle on the third row.

Several drivers' hopes of improving their times were ruined when Thiemo Storz spun into the gravel at the Clark Curve with eighth minutes remaining, prompting a red flag.

The session restarted with four minutes on the clock, but with the tyres having cooled off in the meantime, few drivers took the opportunity to return to the circuit, and those that did made little impact on the final order.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Mirko Bortolotti 1m15.730s 2. Ramon Pineiro 1m15.839s + 0.109s 3. Jack Clarke 1m15.930s + 0.200s 4. Miki Monras 1m16.154s + 0.424s 5. Tobias Hegewald 1m16.225s + 0.495s 6. Alex Brundle 1m16.507s + 0.777s 7. Mihai Marinescu 1m16.593s + 0.863s 8. Armaan Ebrahim 1m16.624s + 0.894s 9. Christopher Zanella 1m16.656s + 0.926s 10. Benjamin Lariche 1m16.798s + 1.068s 11. Maxim Snegirev 1m16.877s + 1.147s 12. Kelvin Snoeks 1m17.043s + 1.313s 13. Jordan King 1m17.107s + 1.377s 14. Thiemo Storz 1m17.121s + 1.391s 15. Jose Luis Abadin 1m17.369s + 1.639s 16. Mikkel Mac 1m17.462s + 1.732s 17. James Cole 1m17.650s + 1.920s 18. Plamen Kralev 1m17.746s + 2.016s 19. Sunghak Mun 1m18.290s + 2.560s 20. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m18.661s + 2.931s 
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