Vasiliauskas claims pole at Brands

Kazim Vasiliauskas became the fifth different pole-sitter of the Formula 2 season, claiming the top spot in a truncated session at Brands Hatch this afternoon

Vasiliauskas claims pole at Brands

The Lithuanian, who was one of the pre-season favourites, has performed below expectations so far with two third places his best results.

But he took full advantage today when a red flag with eight minutes remaining robbed pace-setter Dean Stoneman of his chance to set a time using his three power boosts.

Vasiliauskas still had his left and hooked up a lap late on to squeeze a tenth clear of Philipp Eng and Tom Gladdis.

Sergei Afanasiev and Jolyon Palmer also left their best efforts until the end and finished fourth and fifth, ahead of Will Bratt.

Stoneman was bumped down to seventh in the end, alongside Nicola de Marco and ahead of Armaan Ebrahim and Mihai Marinescu.

Jack Clarke, who finished second in today's earlier race, could only manage 14th.

Parthiva Sureshwaren caused the red flag towards the end when he crashed at Westfield, while Mihai Marinescu caused an earlier stoppage when he spun off, also at Westfield.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m16.061s 2. Philipp Eng 1m16.137s +0.076 3. Tom Gladdis 1m16.164s +0.103 4. Sergei Afanasiev 1m16.237s +0.176 5. Jolyon Palmer 1m16.317s +0.256 6. Will Bratt 1m16.351s +0.290 7. Dean Stoneman 1m16.385s +0.324 8. Nicola de Marco 1m16.487s +0.426 9. Armaan Ebrahim 1m16.562s +0.501 10. Mihai Marinescu 1m16.608s +0.547 11. Ivan Samarin 1m16.763s +0.702 12. Benjamin Lariche 1m16.814s +0.753 13. Benjamin Bailly 1m16.888s +0.827 14. Jack Clarke 1m16.989s +0.928 15. Natalia Kowalska 1m17.282s +1.221 16. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m17.569s +1.508 17. Ricardo Teixeira 1m17.734s +1.673 18. Julian Theobald 1m17.771s +1.710 19. Plamen Kralev 1m18.473s +2.412 
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