Mitch Evans will start the fifth round of the GP3 Series from pole position after dominating qualifying at the Valencia street circuit in Spain.
Evans topped the times for the majority of the session, and led an MW Arden 1-2 ahead of David Fumanelli. The eventual margin between them was 0.033s, but it would have been much larger had Evans been able to complete his last lap unhindered by a yellow flag for Jenzer's Patric Niederhauser, who ground to a halt on the start/finish straight.
Points leader Aaro Vainio will start third for Lotus GP, his efforts including a bouncy ride over the curbs on the exit of the final turn.
Kevin Ceccon was fourth fastest for Ocean Racing Technology, ahead of Carlin's Antonio Felix da Costa, who was one of the last to improve his times.
Tio Ellinas will start sixth for Marussia Manor Racing, but his final run was spoiled when he encountered the ailing Niederhauser at the final corner. Conor Daly was seventh fastest for Lotus, but will start 17th due to his 10-place grid penalty.
Monaco Race 2 winner Marlon Stockinger was ninth quickest for Status GP, behind the third Arden car of Matias Laine. Daniel Abt rounded out the top 10 in the third Lotus machine.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1. Mitch Evans MW Arden 1m58.478s
2. David Fumanelli MW Arden 1m58.511s + 0.033s
3. Aaro Vainio Lotus 1m58.567s + 0.089s
4. Kevin Ceccon Ocean 1m58.772s + 0.294s
5. Antonio Felix da Costa Carlin 1m58.991s + 0.513s
6. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m59.009s + 0.531s
7. Conor Daly Lotus 1m59.015s + 0.537s
8. Matias Laine MW Arden 1m59.031s + 0.553s
9. Marlon Stockinger Status 1m59.091s + 0.613s
10. Daniel Abt Lotus 1m59.276s + 0.798s
11. Tamas Pal Kiss Atech CRS 1m59.332s + 0.854s
12. Will Buller Carlin 1m59.356s + 0.878s
13. Alice Powell Status 1m59.399s + 0.921s
14. Robert Visoiu Jenzer 1m59.568s + 1.090s
15. Fabiano Machado Manor 1m59.708s + 1.230s
16. Alex Brundle Carlin 1m59.820s + 1.342s
17. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m59.906s + 1.428s
18. John Wartique Atech CRS 2m00.047s + 1.569s
19. Dmitry Suranovich Manor 2m00.062s + 1.584s
20. Robert Cregan Ocean 2m00.306s + 1.828s
21. Antonio Spavone Trident 2m00.334s + 1.856s
22. Vicky Piria Trident 2m00.406s + 1.928s
23. Ethan Ringel Atech CRS 2m01.300s + 2.822s
24. Carmen Jorda Ocean 2m02.103s + 3.625s