Matthiesen Snatches Surprise Brands Pole

Rookie Patrik Matthiesen took pole position for the opening round of the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship.

In a session full of surprises, it was HHC Motorsport’s Danish racer who topped the timesheets with a best time of 57.050s with the reigning Ginetta Junior Scholarship winner Stuart Middleton joining him on the front row on his debut.

JHR Developments pairing Billy Monger and Senna Proctor were the quickest of the second year runners in third and fourth, with the top four being separated by less than a tenth of a second.

Sophia Floersch and William Stacey continued a great session for the rookies with top six spots, while Dan Zelos was left to settle for seventh after his provisional pole time was lost due to exceeding track limits.

Matt Chapman took eighth, while Jamie Caroline was a lower than expected ninth in his Pirtek-backed G40J. Dave Wooder, the pace-setter in the morning’s warm-up session, was left to settle for tenth ahead of Jonathan Hadfield and Lewis Brown.

The session had plenty of drama, with Frank Bird, Alex Day and Harry Mailer failing to complete a flying lap.

Full qualifying results can be found here.