Chadwick Starts Weekend on High after Securing Oulton Pole


Ollie Chadwick continued his dominant display by taking pole by over half a second in his Xentek Motorsport machine. The championship leader was not visible for the first half of the session, but soon found his way to the top.

The increasing heat of the Cheshire countryside made for a fine start to the day as the Ginetta GT5 Challenge roared into life around the Oulton Park Circuit.

It wasn’t long before the first car found himself in the wall, as Brayden Fletcher lost his rear end coming out the final corner spinning the car into the inside of the barrier at Deer Leap. He climbed out of his car distraught, walking back to the pits.

Meanwhile at the front, Chadwick continued his dominance from the first few rounds by setting a fast lap, over half a second quicker than anyone else. It proved to be unbeatable as the Xentek Motorsport driver powered to the top after another dominant display.

Behind him, Jonathan Hadfield proved to be best of the rest with a 0.386 second gap to third place Matt Chapman. The TCR car was quickest for the first half of the session, but was unable to keep up his pace as the session went on.

After a struggled start to the year, Matt Palmer seems to be finding his feet as he managed fourth overall, while the third row will be completed by the #11 Xentek driven by Jac Constable and Ryan Hadfield.