Floersch Tops HHC One-Two-Three In Croft Junior Qualifying

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Sophia Floersch led a HHC Motorsport one-two-three in qualifying for the Kick Start Energy Ginetta Junior Championship at Croft.

A stunning last gasp lap from the German teenager saw her snatch the top spot from her team-mate Jamie Caroline, those two having shared the last four race wins between themselves in the series.

Caroline, who topped the timesheets by seven tenths of a second in testing yesterday, looked set to take pole but Floersch’s 1m 41.564s secured her the honours for a first time.

Patrik Matthiesen took third, finishing up just 0.197s shy of his fellow rookie Floersch, to return to the form that had seen him secure pole on the opening weekend of the season.

Lewis Brown almost broke the HHC monopoly at the head of the field, finishing 0.005s shy of Matthiesen’s best, with Stuart Middleton, Billy Monger and Kyle Hornby close behind.

Cameron Roberts continued his positive spell in the series with his third consecutive top ten qualifying performance in eighth, just ahead of HHC’s impressive debutant Devlin DeFrancesco.

It was a tough session for two of the main championship contenders, with points leader Senna Proctor down in tenth and Dan Zelos a lowly nineteenth.

Also lower than hoped were Donington Park race-winner Jonathan Hadfield and Oulton Park pole-sitter Dave Wooder, who were eleventh and twelfth respectively.

Charlie Fagg and Connor Grady took 17th and 23rd respectively on their series debuts, while Geri Nicosia was unable to complete a lap in his Ginetta G40J.

Full qualifying results can be found here.