Wrathall Hails “Unbelievable” Pole Position

After taking his first ever Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship pole position Frank Wrathall has his sights set on a maiden victory.

The 25-year-old did not have the easiest preparations after retiring early from the two practice sessions but a superb qualifying lap saw him leapfrog Jason Plato twice to secure a first Toyota pole since 1993 at Knockhill.

And the success was made all the sweeter because of its unlikely nature – much like at the track last season, which saw a sharp upturn in form for the NGTC Avensis.

“Unbelievable,” he said of his session. “We were quite confident coming into this meeting but a dreadful free practice one and two took the wind out of our sails.

Earlier in the week the DynoJet UK racer had stated his intent to deliver the manufacturer’s first win in the modern Touring Car era and he will be hoping to do when Julian Bailey last led a Toyota away from the front of the grid – take the flag first.

“I want the win sooner rather than later but it’s going to be more difficult to win than it was to get it on pole,” he told theCheckeredFlag.co.uk. “There are question marks over our race pace, we don’t know how long the car will last out in front.

“Now we’ve shown what we’re capable of it would be nice to take this forward.”