Faulkner fastest in EFPA opener

Damien Faulkner will start the first ever round of the new European Formula Palmer Audi series from pole position

Faulkner fastest in EFPA opener

The Irishman, who has competed in the British-based FPA championship since its inception in 1998, is joined on the front row at Donington Park by compatriot Tim Mullen.

Top Palmer Audi rookie is Finn Miku Santavirta, the ex-Formula Three driver on the inside of row two.

Several highly-rated drivers have qualified badly however and will have to come through the field. Former Formula Ford champion Jacky van der Ende is only tenth on the grid, heading a five-car group of disappointed star runners: Derek Hayes, Robbie Kerr, Paul Edwards and Richard Tarling.

Qualifying times for race one:



















































































1


Damien Faulkner


1m14.765s


2


Tim Mullen


1m14.939s


3


Miku Santavirta


1m14.958s


4


Topi Serjala


1m15.144s


5


Justin Keen


1m15.341s


6


Jesper Carlsen


1m15.373s


7


Bruce Jouanny


1m15.437s


8


Bruno Besson


1m15.586s


9


Marco Cioci


1m15.656s


10


Jacky van der Ende


1m15.728s


11


Derek Hayes


1m15.802s


12


Robbie Kerr


1m16.091s


13


Paul Edwards


1m16.098s


14


Richard Tarling


1m16.234s


15


Allan Simonsen


1m16.588s


16


Judd Coupland


1m16.850s


17


Christian Hohenadel


1m16.917s


18


Paul Parsons


1m16.921s


19


Benoit Allart


1m17.045s


20


Paul Rozalowsky


1m17.984s

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