Meadows and Jelley On Top In Snetterton Qualifying

Michael Meadows topped the timesheets in a close qualifying session to take pole position for Round Ten of the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB, while Stephen Jelley will line up on pole for Round Eleven after setting the best second fastest time around the new Snetterton 300 circuit.

Meadows' best time was 1min 52.583s, just 0.028s ahead of Jelley, who joins him on the front row. Third fastest was Richard Plant, a strong performance for the Team Parker Racing driver, while fourth fastest on his debut in the series was Ben Barker.

Jonas Gelzinis topped the timesheets at one stage of the session, but the Lithuanian ended up the fastest of the Pro-Am1 runners in fifth. He will be joined on the third row by Benji Hetherington, who finished ahead of Euan Hankey, Michael Caine and James Sutton, the championship leader struggling to ninth.

Second in Pro-Am 1 and twelfth overall was Ahmad Al Harthy, just ahead of class rivals Derek Pierce, Rory Butcher and Fredrik Nordstrom, the latter making his debut this weekend. A surprise leader in Pro-Am 2 was series debutant Yucel Ozbek, the Redline Racing driver finishing nineteenth ahead of team-mate Kieth Webster and Celtic Speed's George Brewster.  

Jelley's second best time of 1min 52.761s gave him pole position for the weekend's second race, with Meadows second quickest. Plant and Parr Motorsport's Barker will once again line up on row two, while Hankey and Sutton both see an improvement to complete row three.

Gelzinis is once again the quickest of the Pro-Am 1 runners in seventh, finishing ahead of Team Parker's Sam Tordoff, Hetherington, Caine and Motorbase's Kieran Vernon. Pro-Am 1 runners Butcher and Pierce were next up, eleventh and twelfth respectively, while Ozbek took nineteenth once again to lead Brewster and Webster in Pro-Am 2.