David Pittard takes Silverstone pole position


David Pittard took his first Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge pole position in his third qualifying session of the 2013 at Silverstone.

The SV21 driver took his time before leaping up into pole position midway through the session, knocking championship leader Brad Bailey off the top spot on the timesheets.

The youngster then proceeded to pump in another red-hot lap of the Silverstone GP circuit on his seventh and final lap of the session, securing his first pole with a time of 2m27.746s.

He was set to be joined on the front row by Bailey, but those plans were scuppered thanks to a brilliant lap by Thiago Calvet, the Optimum Motorsport driver moving up to second place in the dying moments for his own best qualifying of the season.

Bailey had to settle for a row two slot after only managing to get four laps out of his G40, starting alongside Rockingham dominator Will Burns, the Academy Motorsport driver eventually appearing in the top four after an equally quiet session.

His team-mate Oliver Basey-Fisher claimed fifth on the grid ahead of Clive Richards, while Oulton park race winner Luke Davenport had a somewhat off-colour session to an eventual seventh, Gary Duckman, Tor McIlroy and Matt Flowers rounding out the top 10 ahead of Jason Kenny.

The G20 class saw the familiar names top proceedings, Stuart Pearson leading Brian Murphy, while Rockingham winner Gary Simms followed them closely.