HHC Motorsport driver Charlie Robertson claimed pole position for round 12 of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Croft.
Robertson finished just over two tenths faster than Carl Breeze with a time of 1.23.308. Earlier in the session Robertson and Breeze had set identical times.
Robertson only completed eight laps and saw the checkered flag fall from the pit lane, such was his confidence that he had grabbed pole.
“You get two or three laps at the peak, after that the tyres fall away,” said Robertson after claiming pole.
Robertson is hopeful for the race this afternoon (28th June) as Croft is a circuit he knows well.
“Croft is always a circuit i’ve enjoyed and it’s the teams home circuit. I enjoy driving here and to get pole this year is really good – hopefully we can push for the win.”
Championship leader Andrew Watson could only manage to qualify fourth, half a second down on his title rival Robertson with a time of 1.23.832.
The session was briefly disrupted with a red flag when Fraser Robertson spun with ten minutes left to run.
When the session resumed a handful of drivers down the gird did begin to improve; but only two drivers were left on track when the checkered flag fell due to poor tyre wear.
United Autosports driver Luke Davenport qualified third, just over two-tenths behind his team-mate Breeze.
Tom Oliphant, Will Burns and David Pittard ended the session fifth, sixth and seventh respectively, only separated by just over two-tenths.
Privateer Max Coates, who secured a late deal to make a return to the gird, qualified well on his return in eighth with a time of 1.24.448.
Round 12 begins this afternoon with a ten lap sprint race at around 5pm. Rounds 13 and 14 commence tomorrow.