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Millar claims maiden pole in season opener

by Bethonie Waring

Aston Millar claims his maiden Ginetta Junior pole position for the opening Ginetta Junior race of the season.

Millar topped the times early in the 15 minute qualifying session, managing a 1m33.460s lap around the Thruxton circuit. Nobody, including Millar, would be able to reach the benchmark through the remainder of the session, allowing the R Racing driver to claim his first pole in car racing.

Second place Seb Hopkins also set his fastest time early on, managing to get within 0.118s of Millar’s best time. Though Hopkins would see no further improvements, the Elite Motorsport driver was able to put in a number of other quick laps. His second fastest lap time was enough to put him on the grid for the second race of the weekend, ahead of Joe Warhurst, who finished fourth quckest overall.

Warhurst and Callum Voisin swapped positions in the overall order a number of times. The pair were seperated by just 0.070s by the chequered flag, with Voisins 1m33.658s time enough to put him third on the grid and the best placed rookie.

Tom Edgar took fifth ahead of Will Jekins and Max Dodds. Dodds had been running outside the top 10 unti lthe very end of the session, when one flying lap allowed him to jump up into P7.

Josh Miller finished eighth overall, ahead of Freddie Tomlinson and Josh Rowledge.

The two Ginetta Junior Scholarship winners, Robert de Haan and Maurice Henry, finished 11th and 25th respectively.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography


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