James Kellett gave his slim Ginetta Junior Championship prospects a boost with a pair of pole positions on the penultimate weekend of the season at Silverstone.
The HHC Motorsport and JHR Developments battle that has been the staple of the championship this season continued in the single fifteen minute session this afternoon, with the two team’s drivers taking a clean sweep of the first five spots on the grid for the opening race.
Kellett’s best time of 1m 10.983s and his second fastest lap ensure he will start both from the front of the grid, the first pole positions of the season for the reigning Rookie Cup and Winter Series champion.
The head JHR runner emerged as Dan Zelos, the Rockingham race-winner last time out finishing just over two tenths of a second adrift of the poleman. Lando Norris took third meanwhile, the HHC runner climbing up the order late on after languishing at the bottom of the top ten early on.
Alex Sedgwick ran a high of third during the first half of the session, but eventually slipped to fifth behind his JHR team-mate Jack Mitchell, the latter lying in close proximity to his title rivals as he aims to maintain his championship lead.
A resurgent R&J Motorsport took the next three spots on the timesheet, with Ben Pearson in sixth ahead of Jonathan and Ryan Hadfield, while Jamie Chadwick and Jamie Caroline rounded out the top ten ahead of Lewis Brown and Senna Proctor, the latter having had a time disallowed for exceeding track limits.
For the second race the top two are unchanged, but Mitchell will line-up third ahead of Pearson and the Hadfields, with Norris and Sedgwick left to settle for seventh and ninth respectively, sandwiching Chadwick who found herself black flagged late in the session for track limit infringements.