Sirotkin flies to GP2 pole in Monaco
26 May 2016 – ART driver Sergey Sirotkin secured pole position for ART Grand Prix during GP2's qualifying session after a stunning final lap around the streets of Monaco.
Under GP2's split qualifying system, Sirotkin was placed in Group B and went quicker than Norman Nato's fastest time from Group A's running, posting a provisional time of 1:19.656.
Following a 20-minute delay to repair barriers following a crash at Sainte Devote by Artem Markelov, Sirotkin improved further to end the session with a 1:19.186.
Nato's lap of 1:19.894 nonetheless earns him a place on the front row of the grid, on account of being fastest in Group A.
Sirotkin's lap during Group B's session was over half a second faster than nearest rival Jordan King, who will line up from third place on the grid.
Mitch Evans will start from fourth for Campos, ahead of MP Motorsport's Oliver Rowland and DAMS driver Alex Lynn.
Antonio Giovinazzi is set to line-up from seventh, with Raffaele Marciello, Nicholas Latifi and Luca Ghiotto rounding out the top 10.
Championship leader Pierre Gasly endured a dismal session and was only eighth quickest, meaning he will start from 16th on the grid.
Gasly is also under investigation for allegedly failing to stop at the weighbridge during qualifying.
The GP2 Feature Race will begin on Friday at 11:15 local time