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Hyman (Campos Racing) claims impressive maiden pole on drying Hungaroring

01.07.2017

Following rain on Saturday morning, Hyman snatched the top spot in dominant style. His teammates Laaksonen and Vivacqua secured 2nd and 3rd place for Campos. Karkosik (RP Motorsport) took fourth ahead of Fittje (Fortec Motorsports)


South Africa’s Raoul Hyman (Campos Racing) has been singled out as the surprise in Q1 at the Hungaroring today. The race day started with a surprising grid following a rain storm in the morning. There was still plenty of standing water when the qualifying session began but track conditions severely improved in the dying minutes.

With three minutes to go, Jannes Fittje (Fortec Motorsports) was at the top but then Pedro Cardoso (Teo Martín Motorsport) crashed out and it brought out the red flag. As a result, track conditions improved a lot and, when the green flag waved, drivers traded their lap times. Finally, on his last flying lap, Hyman clocked a lap of 1:38.069, five tenths clear of his teammates Simo Laaksonen and Thiago Vivacqua. Laaksonen was the fastest amongst the rookies and had his best qualifying effort in the series. Vivacqua took third to start alongside Alex Karkosik (RP Motorsport) from row two.

Fittje finally took fifth spot on the grid ahead of Nikita Troitskiy (Drivex). Ameya Vaidyanathan (Carlin) and Matheus Iorio (Campos Racing) will share row four. Tarun Reddy (Carlin) and Petru Florescu (Fortec Motorsports) rounded off the top ten. Series leader Harrison Scott (RP Motorsport) will start 14th