Eight Of The Best: DeFrancesco Takes Rockingham Pole

Devlin DeFrancesco has made it eight different pole position holders in eight meetings this season in the Ginetta Junior Championship with top spot in qualifying at Rockingham.

In only his fourth meeting in the category since joining proceedings late at Croft, DeFrancesco stormed to the top of the timesheets for the first time with a best effort of 1m 38.198s.

In an incredibly close session, the top four were separated by less than a tenth of a second, with Jamie Caroline, Stuart Middleton and Patrik Matthiesen making up the front two rows.

Charlie Fagg took a seasons best fifth, making it four HHC Motorsport machines in the top five, while championship leader Senna Proctor was left to settle for sixth ahead of Dan Zelos.

Geri Nicosia qualified in the top ten for the first time this season in eighth, with Billy Monger and Dave Wooder completing a top ten split by just over half a second.

A further four cars were within a second of the pole time, Lewis Brown, Alex Day, Cameron Roberts and Matt Chapman, with Ben Green just missing out in fifteenth.

Former race-winner Jonathan Hadfield endured his worst qualifying session of the season in seventeenth, one spot ahead of his R&J Motorsport team-mate Kyle Hornby.

Will Tregurtha missed the session meanwhile and could be out for the weekend due to the damage received in his free practice incident.

Full qualifying results can be found here.

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