D’Ambrosio takes surprise Punta del Este pole

Dragon Racing's Jerome D'Ambrosio will start from the front of the grid for Saturday's Punta del Este ePrix after capturing his first ever series pole.

Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.Dams' early-season dominance came to an end as he made a mistake on his super pole shoot-out lap, while Abt Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi was also off the pace, allowing Dragon Racing to complete a one-two.

After a strong showing throughout the day in practice and qualifying, D'Ambrosio led the way with a 1m15.498s in super pole, followed by team-mate Loïc Duval, four tenths behind in 1m15.875.

Sam Bird bounced back from an early crash in first practice to take third spot for DS Virgin Racing, followed by Di Grassi.

Buemi led the timesheets for most of the day and looked on course for a repeat of his Beijing and Putrajaya poles, but he locked up at Turn 10 in his shoot-out lap and ended up fifth.

His team-mate Nicolas Prost could do no better than sixth after breaking his Z.E.15's front wing on a kerb.

Daniel Abt was seventh fastest in the second Abt Schaeffler FE01.

The best-performing rider still running season one technology was Team Aguri's Antonio Felix da Costa, who will start in eighth.

Bruno Senna and Oliver Turvey round out the top 10.

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