Red Bull junior racer Pierre Gasly beat Mitch Evans to claim his maiden GP2 Series pole at Monza.
Gasly posted a 1m31.272s with five minutes left on the clock to edge long-time pacesetter Evans to pole by 0.152s.
Points leader Stoffel Vandoorne was third fastest for ART Grand Prix, ahead of Gasly’s DAMS team-mate Alex Lynn.
Sergey Sirotkin and Rio Haryanto were fifth and sixth, from Campos’ Arthur Pic and Status racer Richie Stanaway.
Alexander Rossi’s faint title hopes took a hit with the American just 10th on the timesheets, ahead of Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello – 11th at home for Trident.
Johnny Cecotto was 16th on his return with Trident, while Carlin’s Jann Mardenborough lapped 19th quickest on his GP2 debut.
This report first appeared on Rumble Strips News – Image courtesy of GP2 Media