As It Happened: APR VW Racing Cup – Snetterton: Qualifying


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09:44That concludes our live coverage of qualifying for the APR VW Racing Cup from Snetterton. We’ll have more live coverage later today with the pair of Avon Tyres British GT Championship races.

09:43Thomas wilson is sixth fastest at 2:11.750, James Walker – points leader will start seventh after a best lap of 2:11.911. Eighth is Mike Neuhoff (2:12.363). Dominic Pettit is ninth and Rob Austin will sytart from tenth after his early problems and a best lap of 2:12.545.

09:40Herny Gilbert third, 2:10.602, Aaron Mason fourth 2:10.972, Stewart Lines fifth with a 2:11.386

09:39Session complete: Joe Fulbrrok beats the BTCC visitors to pole position, with Tom Onslow-Cole set to lin-up in second place.

09:37Onslpw-Cole is back in the pits after a spin on the infield – he admit s he has no idea about the new corner names.

09:36Henry Gilbert – another from Gilham’s HARD. stable moves up to third, Austim, meanwhile has edged into the top ten in ninth place.

09:35A reminder that the best time of the session remains 2;09.705 from Joe Fulbrook with just two minutes left in the session.

09:34Mason improves again, taking a half seond off his best time with a 2:11.266.

09:32Mason moves up to third, but he’s still 1.8 seconds away from the front row pairing.

09:30Austin jumps up to 12th with a 2:15.892 on his first flying lap. He’s another in a MkV, his run by Tony Gilham’s Team HARD. outfit.

09:29The pair are nearly two seconds clear of third placed Thomas Wilson in his Complete Racing Golf MkV. Aaron Mason and points leader James Walker coomplete the top 5.

09:28Onslow-Cole and Fulbrook are in a duel for the top spot. The eBay Motors man comes in with a 2:09.875, Fulbrook follows with a 09:705

09:26But his time as the fastest man on track is also short was Fulbrook jumps back ahead with a 2:10.727, and he’s going faster still.

09:25Jetta driver Donimic Pettit briefly goes fastest before Tom Onslow-Cole takes the top time with 2:10:776

09:24BTCC fans – Rob Austin’s #34 for the weekend is back in the pits with engine problems.

09:23Joe Fulbrook leads the early way in his VW Bora with a lap of 2:13.171

09:22First flying laps are in and……

09:20Postponed from yesterday afternoon, this will be a 20 minute session and of course features BTCC interlopers Rob Austin and Tom Onslow-Cole.

09:18After yesterday’s wash out we’re back on track for qualifying for the APR VW Racing Cup