Boston Leads JHR 1-2-3 In Brands Qualifying


Rob Boston secured his first pole position in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup in the final qualifying session of the season at Brands Hatch GP.

Boston led a JHR Developments one-two-three in the session, his best time of 1m 30.726 edging out newly-crowned 2013 champion Tom Ingram by two tenths of a second.

Pepe Massot snatched third at the death for the team, ensuring they replicated their top three lockout from last time out at Silverstone, the Spaniard a mere 0.012s shy of a front-row starting position.

Matt Nicoll-Jones was best of the non-JHR runners in fourth, the Academy Motorsport boss a further 0.083s behind Massot, just three tenths of a second separating the top four.

Jamie Orton and Carl Boardley will share row three for the weekend’s opening race, while Mark Davies was the top of the Total Control Racing drivers in seventh, his team-mates Alex MacDowall and Carl Breeze in ninth and eleventh respectively.

Two drivers to hit trouble during the session were Andrew Watson and Dan Norris-Jones, a trip across the grass for the former forcing him to end the session in the pitlane, the latter sliding into the Clearways gravel trap. They will start thirteenth and seventeenth respectively.

In the G50 class, Louise Richardson once again led the way just as she did throughout the Silverstone weekend, her best time of 1m 34.162s over half a second clear of Rob Gaffney and Will Burns.

Of the series newcomers, recently crowned Ginetta GT5 Challenge champion Oliver Basey-Fisher ended up last of the G50 runners in nineteenth overall, eight seconds slower than Richardson’s benchmark, while Osamu Kawashima completes the grid in twentieth on his G55 debut, thirteen seconds off pole.

Full qualifying results can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/134103g50.pdf