Tim Harvey and Euan Hankey shared the honours today at Croft during qualifying for this weekends Porsche Carrera Cup GB rounds nine and ten, the later marking the 150th PCCGB race.
Harvey set the pace throughout the overcast session taking pole position for round nine despite the mounting pressure from young charger Euan Hankey, who missed out on the top spot by just 0.098s. Speaking after the session Harvey admitted “It could have been a massive amount better,” referring to his pole position lap that saw him control a slide at the hairpin.
“The track just got slower through the session,” said Harvey. “The car was great; I probably should have got two poles,” he added.
Hankey didn’t miss out the glory though as his second fastest time was good enough to beat Harvey for the round ten qualifying. “I’m absolutely over the moon,” said Hankey, “but it was a weird session and you had to do your lap straight away.”
Stephen Jelley and Michael Caine start from third and fourth in round nine, before switching positions for round ten.
The pro-am1 category saw Jonas Gelzinis set the pace, marking the Lithuanians fourth pole position from six race. Ollie Jackson was close in tow and will head the pro-am1 field in round ten. Behind Gelzinis and Jackson the battle was between Tony Gilham, Ahmad Al Harthy and Archie Hamilton.
George Richardson and George Brewster shook things up in the pro-am2 category as they took a pole position each. “That’s my first pole in the Carrera Cup,” said Richardson. “I was just concentrating on being smooth and it’s all good learning.”
Brewster was just as happy, “You do have to be committed round here; I’m very pleased with that.” he said.
Paul Mace and Mark Hazell share third and fourth places for each race.
Full qualifying times can be seen here.
Photo credit: SJK Photography