Lance Stroll securing two Pole Position Prizes by WSK Promotion

The Canadian of Prema power team claimed two pole positions in Imola, valid for Race-1 and Race-3. Team mate Brandon Maisano to share the fron row with him twice. Several drivers behind them ready to counter. Live coverage of Race-1 on Rai Sport 2 this afternoon at 17:30hrs.

DOUBLE POLE POSITION START FOR LANCE STROLL. Confirmations and surprises came from the two qualifying sessions held at the circuit Enzo e Dino Ferrari of Imola: the Canadian Lance Stroll and the French Brandon Maisano posted this morning the two quickest laps. The Pole Position Prize by WSK Promotion was won twice by Stroll, as the two Prema Power Team's drivers ended the two session in the same order. The quickest time was set by the Canadian in 1'47''157 during the first session. Higher track temperatures did not allow faster times than those posted yesterday in free practice. The difference is therefore that Stroll has been quickest than his team mate Maisano, who set a quickest time of 1'47"290 in the second session. The pole position start of Race 1, scheduled for this afternoon at local 17:30hrs, does not safeguard the North American as his rivals are quite strong too: the third time was set by Ivan Matveev (SMP Racing), who will be ready to start today's race from the second row, behind Stroll and Maisano. Alongside the Russian, Mattia Drudi (F&M) who will try to have a say in the fight for the victory .
RACE-1 STARTING GRID. As said, Stroll and Maisano, will occupy the front row of Race-1 and Race-2 for Prema Power Team. The starting grid of Race-2 will be delineated following the result of the race to be held this afternoon. The surprises of today are not limited to Matveev and to his very good 1'47"942, followed by Drudi in 1'48"018. The third row of Race-1 will be in fact occupied by Matteo Cairoli (Antonelli Motorsport), who is being more and more competitive and who proceeded the classification leader Andrea Russo (Diegi Motorsport). The latter will also have to watch his back from Leonardo Pulcini (Euronova by Fortec), that will start from the fourth row together with the American Zackary Dante (Malta Formula Racing), as the latter was another good surprise of today. The team from Malta confirmed his upwards momentum , as Malta's Keith Camilleri got the fifth row together with the Swiss Alan Valente (Jenzer Motorsport).
TIGTH SECOND SESSION. Drudi (1'47"642) and Cairoli (1'47"647) confirmed their determination also in the second session – valid for Race-3's grid. They will start race-3 from the second row tomrrow afternoon, right behind Stroll and Maisano. The third row went to the Swiss Edi Haxhiu (Cram Motorsport), who will have Russo on his side. Matveev and Pulcini will occupy row 4, while Camilleri confirmed his good shape with another fifth row, to be shared with the Brazilian Joao Vieira (Antonelli Motorsport).

Rai Sport 2 will broadcast Race-1 live this afternoon. The start is scheduled for local 17:30hrs, with live web streaming at and