Cork's Lucca Allen picks up first pole position of F4 Career

The East Cork native was quickest at Chang International Circuit in Bangkok

ALLEN TAKES POLE FOR RACE 1
 
BURIRAM (10 May) – Lucca Allen claimed pole position for today’s Race 1 after coming out tops in a tight qualifying session of Event 3 of the FIA Formula 4 SEA Championship – fueled by Petron – at the Buriram Circuit here today. 
 
The Irish driver, current leader in the Championship standings, posted the fastest time of 1 minute 43.894s over 11 laps, with a close 0.115s ahead of rookie driver Elias Sepannen of Finland. 
 
Allen was clearly in his element, bettering his fifth fastest time of 1 min 44.866s over 10 laps in the practice session held earlier.  Seppanen, currently third in the standings, joins Allen on the front grid after coming in a close second with the best time of 1:44.009s. 
 
Australian Josh Smith, who had also a good run in the earlier free practice with 1:44.134s, will start from P3 after posting 1:44.247S.
 
Malaysian Muizz Musyaffa, kept his composure to finish fourth in 1:44.281s while Oman’s Shihab Al-Habshi, who earlier had a promising drive, came in firth with 1:44.298s. 
 
Race 1 starts at 5.10pm local time. 
 
QUALIFYING RESULTS
 
1.       Lucca Allen (IRL) – 1:43.894s  
2.       Elias Seppanen (FIN) (R) – 1:44.009s
3.       Josh Smith (AUS) – 1:44.247s 
4.       Shihab Al Habsi (OMN) – 1:44.298s
5.       Malthe Jakobsen (DNK) – 1:44.642s
6.       Muizz Musyaffa (MAS) – 1:44.647s
7.       Alister Yoong (MAS) – 1:44.709s
8.       Folky Wongsechareon (THA) – 1:45.088s 
9.       Yash Aradhya (IND) – 1:45.848s
10.    Sneha Sharma (IND) – 1:47.045s

 

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