Michael Meadows saw off the opposition today at Snetterton in qualifying for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB to take a double pole position.
The session remained close for most of the time until a heroic effort by Meadows saw him blitz the opposition in the closing minutes to finish seven-tenths ahead.
“When I went over the line and saw 52.8s I was celebrating. I’m mega happy because I found 1.1s on my second set of tyres” said a delighted Meadows.
The chasing pack of Jonas Gelzinis, Rory Butcher and Daniel Lloyd remained powerless to do anything about the fastest time and filled the next 3 grid places. Gelzinis will start the two races from second place while Butcher and Lloyd will share third and forth in both races.
“That is okay after the summer break and no testing” said a philosophical Gelzinis. “On the first set of tyres I learned how to drive the car and I could maybe have found four-tenths more on the second set of tyres, but Michael’s time is perfect” he admitted.
Butcher spent much of the session adjusting to the different grip levels following a mixed practice session on Friday. “We didn’t test here before the race weekend, but I felt that I really hooked up the sectors on the second set of tyres.”
Pro-Am1 saw Dan De Zille take both pole positions ahead of team-mate Victor Jimenez, a modest De Zille admitted “That was okay.”
“I missed the slot in the first session but the track was getting quicker and quicker as the session went on. I know Snetterton pretty well and that’s my first double pole in Pro-Am1” he explained.
Despite being happy with his setup and how the car was handling Jiminez acknowledged there wasn’t much more he could have done today “De Zille is very strong today.”
Pro-Am2 racer Will Goff wasn’t too far off the Pro-Am1 drivers but felt things could have been better for him. “It was okay, but I could have gone quicker. I’ve got a problem with the clutch or gearbox on the downshift.”