Basey-Fisher On Brands Hatch GT5 Pole Position

by Dan Mason

Oliver Basey-Fisher secured his first pole position of the 2013 Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge season at Brands Hatch’s GP circuit.

The former Ginetta Junior racer traded the quickest time throughout the session with several fellow front-runners, eventually securing the top spot with a time of 1m40.323s.

Championship leader Brad Bailey led the early phase of the 20-minute qualifying session, but his time was soon bettered by the Academy Motorsport pairing of Basey-Fisher and Will Burns.

Both Basey-Fisher and Burns then staged their own time trial over the remaining 10 minutes of the session, Burns briefly getting the better of his team-mate before Basey-Fisher lowered the marker once again to dip under the 1m40s barrier.

Basey-Fisher continued to tumble the times, eventually securing the pole by 0.235s ahead of Jake Giddings, the UK Renault Clio Cup racer interloping the front-runners at the last moment.

Luke Davenport grabbed third to demote triple Spa winner Burns down to fourth spot, while David Pittard made up the top five ahead of points leader Bailey.

Clive Richards was next up ahead of Stephane RomeckiChrissy Palmer and Ben Hyland rounding out the top 10.

G20 class spoils again went to Stuart Pearson, the class of the G20 field beating nearest rival Brian Murphy for the lead spot for the first of three races at the Kent circuit this weekend.


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