Nico Hülkenberg swoops to GP2 pole

The ART Grand Prix rookie tops the qualifying session today in Bahrain ahead of the two Dams drivers Hats  off  to  the  German  ace!  Quick  today  in  Free  Practice,  rookie  Nico  Hülkenberg  kept  on impressing greatly this afternoon as he secured pole position on his first GP2 Asia race weekend at the wheel of the ART Grand Prix car.

He topped the timing sheet after only 10 minutes into the session and then signed his best laptime in a 1:41.351 in the last minutes of the event. Dams took P2 and P3 with Jérôme d’Ambrosio leading Kamui Kobayashi.

The two drivers of the French  squad  fought  until  the  very  last  second  to  try  and  take  the  top  stop,  the  Belgian  taking over his teammate just before the chequered flag after flying in sectors 1 and 2. However, the battle for front rows wasn’t just about them as they also had to push hard in order to better  the  likewise  impressive  rookie  Edoardo  Mortara  at  Arden. 

 The  Italian  eventually  secured the second row and will start tomorrow next to the Championship leader Kobayashi. Roldan Rodriguez at Piquet GP had to wait until the chequered flag to clock in his fastest laptime.

The  Spaniard  finished  P5  ahead  of  iSport’s  Van  der  Garde,  ART’s  Sakon  Yamamoto,  Super Nova’s  Javier  Villa,  and  GP2  returnee  Marco  Bonanomi  at  Meritus.Mahara.  At the wheel of the Durango car, Davide Valsecchi completed the Top 10. Earlier in the session, his teammate Della Stelle went off track on cold tyres and could not rejoin.