On May 24-26, SMP Racing Junior driver Alexander Smolyar takes part in the third round of the Formula Renault Eurocup in Monaco. In the qualifying session on Friday, he secured the front row on the grid for the upcoming races.According to the rules of the championship, all drivers are divided into two groups for the qualifying session in Monaco. The winner in Group A starts the Saturday race from first place, the fastest driver in Group B takes pole position for the Sunday race. Alexander Smolyar drove in the second group and went to the top of the timing screen with a lap of 1: 41.335s among twenty-two drivers.
In the racing weekend, Smolyar will start from second position on Saturday and from pole position on Sunday.
“The victory in qualifying at Monaco is very significant for me,” Alexander Smolyar said. “In the qualifying session there were difficult conditions as the track was wet due to rain. But I am very glad that I did a great job and on Sunday we will start from the pole position."
Formula Renault Eurocup Race 1 will start on Saturday at 11:15 Moscow time and Race 2 - on Sunday at 13:00 Moscow time.