Tom Ingram put in a lap lap to snatch pole in an incident packed qualifying session
In a session where the conditions varied with rain at times, it was a case of being out on track at the right time. Early pacesetter Ash Sutton sat at the top of the standings for much of the session, his time coming just moments before the first red flag came out. Senna Proctor (Hyundai) lost his car under braking for druids brushing the barrier and coming to a stop in the gravel.
Dan Cammish showed great pace, the Honda driver just a few thousandths of a second behind. Cammish had several moments up at Clearways hitting the barrier the first time. Cammish eventually would finish in fourth after failing to improve his earlier time. Team mate Matt Neal also had a couple of off track moments, one very similar to Cammish up at Clearways and another rally cross moment through the gravel at Paddock Hill.
Jake Hill put his local knowledge to good use, placing himself up into third, until a costly error at Paddock Hill caused another red flag. Consequently Hill lost his fastest time, he will start from sixth for tomorrows opener. The front wheel drive cars came out and put some fast times in, with Rory Butcher going fastest initially before Tom Ingram went twenty four thousandths of a second quicker to stick the Toyota Corolla on top.
Championship leader Colin Turkington spent most of the session fighting his way into the top ten, he ended up eighth fastest at the end, not an ideal place to start where anything can happen. Ash Sutton played it safe and didn’t push quite so hard near the end of the session to start third.
A champion will be crowned tomorrow as the final three races take place around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.