Tom Chiappe posted his intent with the quickest lap of 44.65sec in the F4-s Time Trials where he beat Alexander Lindholm by 2/100ths of a second.
But Lindholm hit back to claim pole position with a hot lap of 45.16sec and Ahmed Al-Fahim pushed Chiappe down to third on the pontoon.
Mohammed Al Mehairbi settled into fourth, ahead of Chiappe’s title rivals, Max Stilz and Sam Whittle.
F4-S Race 2 – Grand Prix of Sharjah – Time Trials
1st) Alexander Lindholm 0:45.16
2nd) Ahmad Al Fahim 0:45.33 + 0.17
3rd) Tom Chiappe 0:45.46 + 0.30
4th) Mohammed Al Mehairbi 0:46.11 + 0.95
5th) Max Stilz 0:46.42 + 1.26
6th) Sam Whittle 0:46.43 + 1.27