Five In A Row For Robertson With Snetterton Pole


Charlie Robertson has made it five Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup pole positions in a row with a dominant performance in qualifying at Snetterton.

The championship leader continued his forward momentum in the championship with a best time of 1m 55.235s around the 300 circuit, topping the timesheets in his HHC Motorsport Ginetta by over half a second.

Robertson’s run of five poles in a row is a Supercup championship record, and he has now equalled the record of the most pole positions in a season set by Carl Breeze (2011) and Tom Ingram (2013).

Similar to the championship standings, lying second behind Robertson was David Pittard. The SV Racing ace’s best time of 1m 55.742s put him 0.507s behind the pole-setter, just snatching the front-row spot from Tom Oliphant by 0.006 seconds.

Andrew Watson, who was announced a BRDC Rising Star this past week, took fourth on the grid, a tenth of a second shy of the top three, while a frustrated fifth was local ace Carl Breeze, the United Autosports racer aiming to extend a streak of ten wins in seven years around his home circuit.

Will Burns finished the session in sixth as the sole Academy Motorsport entrant, his team-mate Sean Huyton being forced to skip the meeting due to budgetary issues, while Jamie Orton took seventh on his first outing with new team HHC Motorsport.

Luke Davenport posted the eighth best time, with the top eight separated by 1.389s, while Reece Somerfield and Dan Norris-Jones completed the finishers, the ten car field being the smallest of the season so far for the championship.

Full qualifying results can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2014/143103g50.pdf