Pommer claims first pole position
Markus Pommer (Lotus) claimed the first pole position of the 2014 ATS Formula 3 Cup at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. 23-year-old German racer set the lap time of 1:20.229 – just six thousands faster than Motopark’s Nabil Jeffri – taking the first start position for Race 1. Pommer and Jeffri finished first and second in the free practice session, while the Malaysian was the quickest in yesterday’s collective tests. Jeffri set the second fastest time in the qualifying and will start Race 3 from the top of the grid.
Dutchman Indy Dontje, in the other Dallara-Volkswagen run by the Lotus team, was third. Sam MacLeod (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Nikita Zlobin (SMP Racing by ADM Motorsport), finished fourth and fifth respectively.
P1 and P2 are an almost perfect start of the season. – commented Pommer – I am very happy. Generally speaking, the lap was ok. I made a small mistake and initially wanted to abort the lap. Now I am glad, that I completed it after all. Considering some mechanical problems I had in the practice yesterday I am more than happy.