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Berthon picks up first pole of the season

Nathaneal Berthon earned his first Andros eTrophy pole position of the season ahead of the second Serre Chevalier race of the weekend.

Serre Chevalier’s finals and Super Finals will not take place until tomorrow morning, but qualifying got underway under the flood lights.

Berthon was quickest in the first stage of qualifying, before lowering the benchmark early in the second qualifying session. He ended qualifying having managed three laps in just 2m32.272s.

Renault duo Jean-Baptiste Dubourg and Nico Prost finished second and third in the quicker of the two qualifying sessions, putting them second and fourth in the overall standings ahead of Super Pole.

Neither could surpass Berthon in the Super Pole session. The Peugeot driver was the only person to lap quicker than 51s, and ended the session with a 50.995s.

Dubourg was second quickest and will line up on the front row of the grid alongside Berthon.

Prost was third quickest in Super Pole and will line up third on the grid, ahead of Franck Lagorce. Lagorce was second quickest in the first qualifying session, but struggled to find pace in Super Pole.

Yann Ehrlacher and Quentin Giordano completed the top six.

Aurelien Panis missed out on a spot in the Super Pole. He finished fourth in the second qualifying session, but his best time was slower than Ehrlacher’s who took the same position in Q1, and he had to settle for seventh best overall.

Julien Febreau, Benjamin Riviere and Olivier Pernaut completed the top 10.

After his strong performance in the opening round of the weekend, Louis Gervoson came to a stop with damage to the front of his car early in qualifying two and couldn’t complete his time. His Q1 time was only 10th overall, putting him at the back of the field.

Image courtesy of Bruno Bade

Bethonie Waring

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