Vernon Takes Brands Formula Renault Pole

Kieran Vernon led a Fortec Motorsport lock-out of the top three positions in qualifying for Round Three of the 2011 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship. In an extremely close session, Vernon just snatched pole from team-mates Josh Webster and Archie Hamilton.

Former Formula Ford GB frontrunner Vernon set a best time of 45.191s, with Webster only 0.005s behind and Hamilton a mere 0.001s further back. Fourth place went the way of Howard Fuller, setting a best time of 45.212s for defending champions Hillspeed.

 Iranian Kourosh Khani took fifth for Scorpio Motorsport, while making it four Fortec cars in the top six was Victor Jiminez, just 0.185s off pole. Lining up on row four for the first race around the Indy circuit will be Antel Motorsport's Dino Zamparelli and Hillspeed's Zaamin Jaffer, with Scorpio's Hector Hurst ninth and championship leader James Thorp tenth for Mtech Lite.  

Leading the way for SWB Motorsport was Macaulay Walsh in eleventh, with Matt Mason the quickest of the MGR Motorsport runners in twelfth. Steven Durrant, running with his own RPD Motorsport outfit, and SWB's Andrew Jarman complete row seven, while fifteenth was MGR's David Wagner, the last of the runners within a second of pole.

Full qualifying results can be found at:

Photo Credit: Simon Paice