Perez Storms To Maiden Pole Position At Thruxton

Seb Perez has taken his first pole position in the Ginetta Junior Championship at Thruxton, though only just, with only one thousandth of a second splitting him and Stuart Middleton at the top of the standings.

An extremely close session saw the top four drivers split by less than a tenth of a second, with Will Tregurtha and Kyle Hornby in close pursuit – the latter posting by far his best qualifying result of the season so far.

Remarkably, the top sixteen drivers were within half a second of Perez’s best effort of 1m 31.899s – with Cameron Roberts in fifth ahead of leading rookie duo Seb Priaulx and Tom Gamble, those three separated by only six hundredths of a second.

Geri Nicosia, Lewis Brown and Dave Wooder rounded out the top ten, with Nicosia capping off a hugely impressive session for the JHR Developments squad, who had all five of their cars in the top eight.

Behind Charlie Fagg, Harry King finished up twelfth having earlier topped the timesheets in free practice, whilst a lower than hoped fourteenth was reigning Scholarship winner Dan Harper, a race victor last time out at Donington Park.

Full qualifying results can be found here.