After a Pronenko crash that ended with group B session, olsen finished with best lap and will share first row along with Nyck De Vries in first race of Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in Jerez.
Group A did not leave the pit lane until six minutes of the session on. Andrea Pizzitola was first and other drivers would be out in two minutes as tyres have to be saved. Last to exit was Callan O’Keeffe with just five minutes of the session left, when drivers would drive without any pause in order to make the fastest lap.
Finally Nyck De Vries’ Koiranen GP was first in group A with a 1:40.5 lap while Aitken was second and Russell, who had been a lot of time on top, third. Pizzitola was last due to drive with destroyed tires.
Group B turn. Track was more rubbery and sun even higher, so that meant that those drivers would run in better conditions. Four minutes the session was on, Pronenko was first to set a fast lap of 1:42.6 along with Rump and Villemi, who was eight tenths faster than the Russian.
When just two minutes of the session were left, Danylo Pronenko crashed in turn 10 and red flag was out for session not to be restarted. Olsen was then first with a one tenth faster time than De Vries’ and so would get the pole position. Villemi and Schothorst were second and third in the group and so they would depart third and fifth.
Provisional starting grid after first qualifying session:
|1||Dennis Olsen (R)||NOR||Prema Powerteam||3||1:40,415|
|2||Nyck De Vries||NED||Koiranen GP||4||1:40,513||+ 0,098|
|3||Hans Villemi||EST||Prema Powerteam||4||1:40,473||+ 0,058|
|4||Jack Aitken (R)||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||5||1:40,571||+ 0,156|
|5||Steijn Schothorst||NED||Manor MP Motorsport||3||1:40,537||+ 0,122|
|6||George Russell (R)||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||5||1:40,613||+ 0,198|
|7||Alexander Albon||THA||KTR||2||1:40,577||+ 0,162|
|8||Aurélien Panis||FRA||ART Junior Team||4||1:40,781||+ 0,366|
|9||Bruno Bonifacio||BRA||Prema Powerteam||3||1:40,697||+ 0,282|
|10||Callan O’Keeffe (R)||RSA||KTR||4||1:40,849||+ 0,434|
|11||Kevin Jörg||SUI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||3||1:40,802||+ 0,387|
|12||Anthoine Hubert (R)||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||5||1:40,980||+ 0,565|
|13||Matt Parry (R)||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||3||1:40,846||+ 0,431|
|14||Gustav Malja||SWE||Josef Kaufmann Racing||5||1:41,004||+ 0,589|
|15||Pietro Fittipaldi (R)||BRA||Koiranen GP||3||1:40,869||+ 0,454|
|16||Jake Hughes (R)||GBR||Strakka Racing||3||1:41,023||+ 0,608|
|17||Martin Rump (R)||EST||Fortec Motorsports||4||1:41,408||+ 0,993|
|18||Egor Orudzhev||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||4||1:41,113||+ 0,698|
|19||Gregor Ramsay||GBR||KTR||3||1:41,622||+ 1,207|
|20||Ben Barnicoat (R)||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||5||1:41,577||+ 1,162|
|21||Levin Amweg||SUI||ART Junior Team||3||1:41,720||+ 1,305|
|22||Simon Gachet||RSA||ART Junior Team||4||1:41,609||+ 1,194|
|23||Danylo Pronenko (R)||UKR||BVM Racing||4||1:42,216||+ 1,801|
|24||Thiago Vivacqua (R)||BRA||Fortec Motorsports||5||1:41,750||+ 1,335|
|25||James Allen (R)||AUS||Arta Engineering||3||1:42,324||+ 1,909|
|26||Hongli Ye (R)||CHI||Koiranen GP||4||1:41,825||+ 1,410|
|27||Stefan Riener (R)||AUT||Koiranen GP||2||1:47,067||+ 6,652|
|28||Andrea Pizzitola||FRA||Manor MP Motorsport||5||1:42,282||+ 1,867|