EU: Series Zandvoort qualifying report

Frijs and Harvey claim pole positions for Formula BMW Europe races in Zandvoort. Zandvoort, 13th June 2009. Local hero Robin Frijns (NL/Josef Kaufmann Racing) secured pole position for the third round of the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season. At...

Frijs and Harvey claim pole positions for Formula BMW Europe races in Zandvoort.

Zandvoort, 13th June 2009. Local hero Robin Frijns (NL/Josef Kaufmann Racing) secured pole position for the third round of the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season. At the "Circuit Park Zandvoort" the rookie and Formula BMW Junior clocked the best time of 1:42.507 minutes about eight minutes before the end of the qualifying session.

Jack Harvey (GB/Fortec Motorsport), who like Frijns is contesting his first season in single-seater racing, came second by staying just 0.067 seconds behind the 17- year-old. Harvey topped the list of second-fastest lap times, which determines the starting grid for the second race on Sunday, meaning the Brit starts this race from pole position ahead of Daniel Juncadella (ES/Eurointernational) and Frijns. Current championship leader Felipe Nasr (BR/Eurointernational) finished third and fourth respectively.

Pole position / P3: Robin Frijns (NL/Josef Kaufmann Racing): "This was a good qualifying for us, although the start was not so positive. I had some problems with my first set of tyres and really overdrove my car. I took it a bit easier with the second set. Still, I clocked the fastest lap time shortly before the red flags came out. It looks quite well for the first round now. Obviously you are highly motivated to score a race win in front of your home crowd. I will do my very best to give them reason to cheer tomorrow."

P2 / pole position: Jack Harvey (GB/Fortec Motorsport): "My car has been fantastic over the whole weekend. Following the practice session we made some modifications, which definitely paid off. It's a great result for me and the team. In addition, it's my dad's birthday today. I think this is a suitable present for him."

P5 / P2: Daniel Juncadella (ES/Eurointernational): "I expected a bit more to be honest. My car was good enough for pole position. But I suffered a technical problem on my decisive lap, so I didn't quite make it to the top. Second on the grid for race two, however, is a good basis for a strong result."

P3 / P4: Felipe Nasr (BR/Eurointernational): "My first attempt was good, and I managed to set the best time. On my second outing, however, the red flags made another improvement impossible. I had to abandon my second flying lap on fresh tyres. That's a shame, as we had worked extremely hard on our car. I want to score as many points for the championship as possible tomorrow. We are in a promising position to achieve this goal."

The grid positions for race one are determined by each driver's quickest time in qualifying, while each driver's second quickest time is taken to set the grid for race two.

-credit: fbmw

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Daniel Juncadella , Jack Harvey , Robin Frijns , Felipe Nasr