Ginetta Junior

Robertson Snatches Poles As Morris Struggles

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Charlie Robertson took his first ever car racing pole positions with a superb performance in qualifying for Rounds Nine and Ten of the 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship at Croft, while championship leader Seb Morris struggled and finds himself outside the top ten for both races.

HHC Motorsport's Robertson coped best in tricky conditions at the North Yorkshire circuit to become the third different driver to take a pole position, with a best time of 1min 39.491s. Close behind were TJ Motorsport pair George Gamble and Brad Bailey, the duo 0.113s and 0.316s slower respectively.

Fourth fastest  was William Foster, just ahead of Tollbar Racing team-mate Tom Howard, with FML's Jake Giddings completing the top six. Reigning Ginetta Junior Ireland champion Niall Murray was seventh for Beacon Racing, with JHR's Oliver Chadwick, HHC's Patrick McClughan and Westbourne Motorsport's Myles Collins completing the top ten.

Only managing the eleventh fastest time was Hillspeed's Morris, by far his worst qualifying performance of the session, finishing 1.453s off the pace. Privateer Max Coates, competing at his home circuit, could only manage the twelfth quickest time, ahead of Morris' team-mate Struan Moore, Mikey Day and Declan Jones.

The drivers second fastest times determined the grid for Round Ten, with Robertson once again the quickest with a 1min 39.600s. Gamble and Bailey are next up once again, while fourth will be Howard, ahead of Giddings and Foster. Murray is seventh once again ahead of McClughan and Collins, with Chadwick completing the top ten.

Eleventh is Yorkshireman Coates ahead of Day, with Hillspeed duo Moore and Morris sharing the seventh row, leaving the championship leader with a lot to do in the race. Jones once again completes the runners.

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