Oliver Rasmussen is the fastest in the first qualifying session at Imola, with 1: 39.102, followed by rookie Ian Rodriguez, just 54 thousandths behind, and then the always fast Dennis Hauger (1: 39.353). The Dane with a crescendo of faster and faster laps gets the pole position of race 1 right at the end of the session, while Leclerc is fourth and the championship leader Petecof far eighth.
Unfortunately, there are still gearbox problems at Prema, this time to the detriment of Rasmussen who is unable to carry out the second qualifying session. It is then Arthur Leclerc who jumps ahead with 1:38.605 and a good 158 thousandths of advantage over the second, Patrik Pasma. Third Pierre-Louis Chovet, fourth Ian Rodriguez, fifth Hauger and sixth, a little better, Gianluca Petecof, who however is 620 thousandths from the pole.
It is instead Patrick Pasma with 1:38,890 to set the fastest second best time and pole position for race three, ahead of Leclerc, Rodriguez, Chovet, Hauger and Petecof.