Robertson Makes It Six In A Row In Silverstone Qualifying

by Simon Paice

Charlie Robertson has continued his hot streak in the 2012 Ginetta Junior Championship with a pair of pole positions in qualifying for Rounds 17 and 18 at Silverstone.

The double success makes it six pole positions in a row for Robertson and it could be decisive in the championship battle after his title rivals Sennan Fielding and Niall Murray struggled in the session.

After Fielding topped the timesheets in the early stages, it was Robertson who seemed to seize control of the session with ten minutes to go, a pair of strong laps giving him provisional pole for both races.

It didn’t last long though, with Will Palmer and then Pepe Massot going top at times, before a stunning lap of 1:08.002s saw Robertson take pole position for the opening race, with his second best time also giving him pole for race two.

Massot looked set for second before a great last gasp lap for Palmer saw him return to the front row positions, only 0.079s slower than the pole-sitter, with Palmer also taking second for race two, a career-best qualifying performance for him.

Massot, Harry Woodhead and Andrew Watson complete the top five for both races, while taking sixth for the opener and seventh for race two was reigning Scholarship winner Oliver Basey-Fisher.

Producing the same results were a frustrated Fielding, with fellow title protagonist Murray having to settle for ninth and eighth place starts for the two races, switching places with Oliver Chadwick for the two encounters.

Full qualifying results can be found here:

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