Callum Pointon keeps dropping the bar to claim Ginetta GT5 Challenge pole

by Joe Hudson

Callum Pointon kept going faster and faster as he claimed pole for the first Ginetta GT5 Challenge race this afternoon with a 2:48.052.

As the first laps for the field were completed, James Kellett was the first man to set a quick time with a 2:49.488 to put himself at the front.

That didn’t stand for long, as Callum Pointon was a man on a mission and knocked a second off the pole time to log a 2:48.498. The next lap he then knocked another two-tenths off that to solidify his position.

With ten minutes gone the front three, consisting of Pointon, Kellett, and Ollie Chadwick were three seconds ahead of the rest of the field demonstrating their blistering pace around the forests of Spa-Francorchamps.

James Kellett did make a move to drop his time down, a 2:48.307 got him close to pole but no cigar as Pointon decided to drop the time down again – 2:48.052.

Around this time saw the only major incident of the session, Ollie Chadwick and Glen Broster touched at the top of Eau Rouge and spun. Thankfully there was no major damage but Broster did abandon for the rest of the session.

As the flag flew at the end of the 20 minutes, Pointon led, with Kellett two-tenths behind with a 2:48.224 and Chadwick was three-tenths behind that.

Fourth placed Linn was more than one second behind with a 2:49.894 leaving him best of the rest with the rest of the field.

In the GRDC+ Class Ben Hyland claimed the lead early on and wasn’t challenged really, his 3:02.209 was too good for Rob Keogh who had to settle for second with 3:02.473.

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