Gamble Leads Hillspeed One-Two In Donington Qualifying

George Gamble And Hillspeed Started The Donington Park Weekend Strongly In Qualifying - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


Hillspeed led the way in qualifying for Rounds Three and Four of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship at Donington Park, with George Gamble and Nathan Harrison the top two for both races.

The fifteen minute session was incredibly tight throughout, with the top ten places changing lap after lap as the times tumbled. Gamble was top of the timesheets early on, but was pipped with six minutes to go by Charlie Robertson.

Gamble returned to the top soon after though, with team-mate Harrison going second with his final lap, the Hillspeed duo being the only two drivers to break the 1min 21s barrier, Gamble with a best lap of 1:20.921s.

Robertson ended up slipping to fourth, with Oliver Chadwick going third with his final lap, while just 0.002s behind Robertson in fifth was championship leader heading into the weekend Niall Murray, the top five separated by just 0.178s.

Oliver Basey-Fisher put in some great late laps to go sixth, while Sennan Fielding was left disappointed in seventh after having topped the timesheets in the day's earlier practice session. Harry Woodhead, Pepe Massot and William Palmer complete the top ten for the opening race.

The driver's second fastest times form the grid for the weekend's second race, with Gamble and Harrison once again at the top. Robertson will line up third ahead of Chadwick, Basey-Fisher, Fielding and Woodhead. A lowly eighth is Murray, with Massot and Palmer rounding out the top ten.

The full grid for Round Three can be seen here:

The full grid for Round Four can be seen here: