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Hedley on pole for Thruxton thriller

by Bethonie Waring

Championship leader James Hedley claimed his first pole position of the 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship.

The Elite Motorsport driver jumped to the top of the order with a 1m31.441s lap in the final five minutes of the 15 minute session, more than six tenths of a second ahead of Zak O’Sullivan in second.

O’Sullivan improved again in the closing stages of the session but could only close the gap to 0.423s before the chequered flag.

Hedley will start the first race at Thruxton from pole, with O’Sullivan alongside him

O’Sullivan spent most of the session swapping fastest times with Will Martin and Gus Burton. At one point, both O’Sullivan and Martin had the exact same lap time but Martin, having set it after O’Sullivan, remained in second.

Despite setting a purple sector two, Martin dropped down the order as others found improvements, before jumping up to third with his penultimate lap.

Burton took fourth, ahead of Lorcan Hanafin, who jumped up from 10th to fourth in the closing stages of the session.

Roman Bilinski, who is competing as a privateer this weekend, took sixth, ahead of Ethan Hawkey and Tom Emson.

Casper Stevenson took ninth while James Taylor, who lies second in the championship standings, could only manage P10.

Name Number Team Time
James Hedley 67 Elite Motorsport 1m31.441s
Zak O’Sullivan 51 Douglas Motorsport 1m31.864s
Will Martin 10 Richardson Racing 1m31.990s
Gus Burton 57 Douglas Motorsport 1m32.161s
Lorcan Hanafin 23 Douglas Motorsport 1m32.186s
Roman Bilinski 55 In2Racing 1m32.309s
Ethan Hawkey 40 Total Control Racing 1m32.318s
Tom Emson 27 Elite Motorsport 1m32.380s
Casper Stevenson 25 Richardson Racing 1m32.438s
James Taylor 66 Richardson Racing 1m32.474s
Josh Rattican 21 R Racing/In2Racing 1m32.629s
Joel Pearson 29 Elite Motorsport 1m32.743s
Theo Edgerton 54 Total Control Racing 1m32.775s
Daniel Gale 68 Total Control Racing 1m33.382s
Bailey Vosin 22 Douglas Motorsport 1m33.678s
Harry Dyson 20 Premiership Academy 1m33.947s
Freddie Tomlinson 62 In2Racing 1m33.965s
Ben O’Hare 95 Premiership Academy 1m34.270s
Will Rochford 11 Total Control Racing 1m34.376s
Haytham Qarajouli 75 Total Control Racing 1m34.602s
Frankie Taylor 32 SVG Motorsport 1m34.718s
Ben Kasperczak 35 In2Racing 1m34.987s
Molly Dodd 47 Premiership Academy 1m38.332s

Second fastest laps

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