Gamble Dominates Brands Qualifying

by Simon Paice

George Gamble Took A Double Pole At Brands - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


George Gamble took pole position for Rounds Seventeen and Eighteen of the 2011 Ginetta Junior Championship, the TJ Motorsport driver dominating qualifying around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

After a short stoppage for a red flag, caused by Oliver Chadwick going off track, the drivers had five minutes remaining to improve their times and it was Gamble who stormed through to take pole, 0.252s ahead of FML's Jake Giddings. TJ Motorsport's Sennan Fielding, who had topped the timesheets in the morning's earlier free practice session, took third, while Charlie Robertson, who had led the session before the red flag, ended up fourth.

Championship leader Seb Morris took fifth ahead of HHC Motorsport's Myles Collins and TJ Motorsport's Brad Bailey. Tollbar Racing duo Tom Howard and William Foster were eighth and ninth, while completing the top ten was Niall Murray. Beacon Racing's Murray was one of many drivers to see times deleted during the session due to them putting their Ginetta G40J outside of the track limits, with Murray losing a time that had put him on the front row.

Eleventh was privateer Max Coates, ahead of HHC's Patrick McClughan, Westbourne Motorsport's Declan Jones, the unfortunate Chadwick and William Palmer, who is making his second appearance in the championship this season.

The drivers second best times form the grid for Round Eighteen, with Gamble once again on pole, this time leading a TJ Motorsport one-two, with Fielding second. Robertson takes third, while completing a good day for TJ Motorsport is Bailey in fourth. Fifth will be Collins ahead of Howard, Giddings and Foster. A lowly ninth is Morris, with Coates joining him on row five. McClughan, Jones, Chadwick and Palmer are next up, while starting a disappointing fifteenth and last will be 2010 Ginetta Junior Ireland champion Murray.

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