Back-to-Back Pole Positions for Mat Jackson


Given his pace during Free Practice, it is unsurprising that Mat Jackson will start race one at Silverstone tomorrow from pole position, the Motorbase Performance driver recording a 58.078 to do so.

No fewer than four of Jackson’s lap times were faster than his closest competitor, Gordon Shedden. However, the Scotsman was able to close the gap to just 0.206 seconds by the end of the session. With maximum ballast tomorrow, Shedden will have an almighty feat on his hands in order to win round 25 of the championship. However, his effort will be aided by the fact that his closest title rivals, Jason Plato and Matt Neal, are down in tenth and eleventh positions respectively.

Alex Martin spun off track at Maggots at the start of qualifying, bringing out a red flag that destroyed many drivers’ flying laps. After the restart, Jackson topped the timesheets once again, with Shedden slotting into second place.

By the chequered flag, Sam Tordoff and Andrew Jordan were third and fourth, whilst Dave Newsham will start from fifth. Colin Turkington, Tom Ingram and Aron Smith fill out positions six through eight, whilst Jack Goff and Jason Plato complete the top ten. Andy Priaulx is perhaps the most surprisingly low result: the West Surrey Racing driver starts from 22nd.