He will start from pole in Race 3 after a superb showing by his team mate, Simoni.
"I was top right up until Ghanem put together an excellent lap. I can only take my hat off to him. I am really pleased because my team mate took second in Q2 which should mean that we are on pole for Race 3. This puts us in an excellent position for the races and in terms of the overall standings. I like the three-race format and, if it were down to me, would drive four".