Priaulx Takes Crucial Pole Position In Qualifying


Seb Priaulx has boosted his hopes of 2016 Ginetta Junior Winter Series success by securing pole position for the opening race of day two at Brands Hatch.

Priaulx heads into the day’s two races ten points adrift of overnight leader Dave Wooder, who put his Total Control Racing machine third on the grid.

Splitting them was Daniel Harper, who set the pace across the first ten minutes of the session and looked set to make it two pole positions in two sessions across the weekend.

Priaulx moved to the top of the timesheets just before the red flag came out with a few minutes to go, with Keaton Samra having beached himself in the Paddock Hill gravel.

That meant the session was restarted with only two and a half minutes to go, with the only driver at the top to improve turning out to be Priaulx, who posted a 1m 03.950s effort.

A small spin at Clearways deprived Harper of a chance at another flying lap, but he remained second ahead of Wooder, with Charlie Fagg posting the fourth best time before an off at Graham Hill Bend.

Tom Gamble was another driver to improve late on to take fifth position ahead of Connor Grady, while lower than hoped was Harry King who could only post the seventh best time.

Jordan Collard was next up, while the leading Rookie in ninth overall was Harry Dyson, with the Rookie top three completed by Ruben Del Sarte and Morgan Quinn.

Full qualifying results can be found here.