Troitskiy (Drivex) masters the wet conditions to take pole position


Russian young ace took his second pole position in the series ahead of Scott (RP Motorsport), Fortec duo of Shlom and Fittje and Vaidyanathan (Carlin)

Nikita Troitskiy (Drivex) managed to grab Sunday’s pole position at Autódromo do Estoril, which took place in wet weather conditions. Troitskiy edged Harrison Scott (RP Motorsport) in the battle for pole position. Scott clocked quickest time (1:46.342) early in the session but, at the end, Troitskiy still lowered the reference time at the end with his 1:46.332, which was a mere ten-thousandths of a second quicker. The pole also gave Troitskiy an extra point.

Behind, Yan Leon Shlom and Jannes Fittje secured an all-Fortec second row. Ameya Vaidyanathan (Carlin) took 5th place on the starting grid and Alex Karkosik (RP Motorsport) was sixth to start alongside. Thiago Vivacqua and Matheus Iorio took seventh and eighth for Campos Racing. Devlin DeFrancesco (Carlin) and Simo Laaksonen (Campos Racing) snagged the final spots in the top ten.

Race 2 will take place at 12.15 (local time).