JHR Developments’ Seb Priaulx improved his hopes of taking the 2016 Ginetta Junior Winter Series title by securing pole position for the opening encounter of the second day of racing. Priaulx goes into day two of racing just ten points off Dave Wooder.
Douglas Motorsport’s Daniel Harper managed to put his G40 onto the front row alongside Priaulx in second. Yesterday’s victorious Dave Wooder only managed to qualify in third on the grid. Harper set the pace in the opening ten minutes of the session and was looking likely to take two poles in a row before Priaulx topped him just before the red flags came out. The reason for the red flag was that Fox Motorsport’s Keaton Samra had found himself beached in the gravel trap at Paddock Hill.
The qualifying session was restarted with just two and a half minutes remaining. The only driver who was able to improve their time was Priaulx, he posted a best time of 1:03.950.
Harper had a small spin at Clearways which caused him to not get another flying lap in. Harper remained in second ahead of TCR’s Dave Wooder. HHC Motorsport’s Charlie Fagg qualified in fourth before having an off-track excursion at Graham Hill on the following lap. Tom Gamble was another driver who managed to improve during the two-and-a-half-minute sprint to the line, he improved to start fifth on the grid. Connor Grady finished the session in sixth ahead of Elite Motorsport’s Harry King.
TCR’s Jordan Collard managed to qualify in eighth ahead of leading Rookie Harry Dyson in ninth. Charlie Digby finished the session in tenth ahead of rookies Ruben Del Sarte and Morgan Quinn in eleventh and twelfth. Elite Motorsport’s Greg Johnson qualified in thirteenth ahead of Fox Motorsport’s Keaton Samra in fourteenth and Elite Motorsport teammate Katie Milner in fifteenth. Jenson Dineen qualified in sixteenth with Finley Green rounding out the field in seventeenth.
©Fay Tilley 13th November 2016.