Caroline Pips Middleton To Knockhill Pole

Championship leader Jamie Caroline has edged out Stuart Middleton for his first ever Ginetta Junior Championship pole position in qualifying at Knockhill.

Caroline’s best effort of 1m 02.171s makes him the seventh different pole position holder in seven meetings this season, taking the top spot in a session which saw 19 cars separated by a second.

Middleton had been the favourite for pole having been the pace-setter in both testing sessions on Friday, and free practice on Saturday morning, but he missed out on his second pole of the year by 0.110s.

Senna Proctor was the fastest of the JHR Developments ranks in third, while Matt Chapman secured his best qualifying performance of the season so far in fourth with Total Control Racing.

Lewis Brown and Dan Zelos completed the top six ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco, who continues to show his raw pace in the category with a third consecutive top ten qualifying result since joining the series.

Winner last time out at Snetterton Billy Monger was left to settle for eighth ahead of Cameron Roberts and Jonathan Hadfield, with Ben Green and Charlie Fagg just missing out on the top ten – though both still posted the highest qualifying results of their Junior careers so far.

Patrik Matthiesen (P13), Will Tregurtha (P16) and Dave Wooder (P18) ended the session lower than anticipated, and will be ones to watch in the race later today, as will Kyle Hornby who finished up seventeenth after causing an early red flag due to a visit to the gravel trap.

Full qualifying results can be found here.