Edgar and McNeilly take pole positions at Snetterton

Tom Edgar tops a close qualifying ahead of the second round of the 2021 Ginetta Junior Championship.

Edgar knocked Fox Motorsport’s Liam McNeilly off the top spot late in the session to claim pole for the opening race of the weekend at Snetterton.

McNeilly spent most of the session at the top of the order, becoming the first driver to set a time sub 2m20s.

Callum Voisin and Edgar gradually closed the gap to the provisional pole sitter before Edgar managed a 2m19.637s lap late in the session.

The time was enough for pole for the opening race of the weekend, but he drops back to P2 for race 2, the grid for which is set by the second quickest lap times.

McNeilly improved on his penultimate lap of the session. It wasn’t enough to go quickest, though it did close the gap to Edgar to just 0.214s. It did mean his second fastest lap time was good enough for pole for race two later today.

Josh Miller and Voisin locked out the second row of the grid, ahead of Josh Rowledge and Ian Aguilera.

A number of drivers had lap times deleted for exceeding track limits, including Aguilera. With Snetterton being such a long track and qualifying just 15 minutes, any lost lap times put drivers at significant risk late in the session.

Aguilera was able to put in another quick lap to secure his place in the top 10 for race one, though he will start outside the top 10 for race two.

Will Jenkins took seventh with a late improvement ahead of Max Dodds and Joe Wheeler, while Aston Millar completed the top 10.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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