JHR Developments’ Seb Priaulx beat teammate Seb Perez by just a half of a tenth of a second to take his maiden pole position in the Ginetta Junior Championship at Knockhill. As the track began to dry after the rain had fallen prior to the session it was Priaulx who topped the timing screens with a 1:01.730 aboard his G40. Seb Perez just missed out on claiming pole position from his teammate but was unable to go quick enough. Stuart Middleton finished the session in third for his Douglas Motorsport team, the top three cars were covered by a tenth of a second.
Will Tregurtha was hot on the rear of his rival competitors. Geri Nicosia secured his best ever qualifying result in the championship by taking fifth. This made it three JHR cars within the top five. Douglas Motorsport’s Daniel Harper rounded out the top six qualifiers and was also the second quickest rookie. JHR’s Cameron Roberts finished in seventh, the last driver within a second of the pole position time on his return to the championship after missing Snetterton.
HHC’s Charlie Fagg, TCR’s duo of Dave Wooder and Connor Grady rounded out the top ten qualifiers. Olli Caldwell took eleventh. Lewis Brown qualified his HHC car in twelfth followed by Douglas Motorsport’s Enzo Fittipaldi in thirteenth and TCR’s Jordan Collard in fourteenth. Fifteenth went to Elite Motorsport’s Tom Wood with teammate Harry King qualifying in sixteenth. Rounding out the grid will be Charlie Digby in seventeenth.
©Fay Tilley 14th August 2016.