Millar and McNeilly share pole positions in penultimate qualifying

Aston Millar takes pole position in the penultimate qualifying session of the 2021 Ginetta Junior Championship.

The championship leader piped title rival Liam McNeilly to the top spot and he claimed his fourth pole position of the season.

Millar set the pace after the opening las with a 1m24.790s lap around the Donington Park circuit. Lap times quickly tumbled through and he was soon knocked off provisional pole.

Seb Hopkins and Jamie Osbourne both took turns at the to of the timing screens, but it was Robert de Haan leading the way at the mid-session lull.

Most of the field went out in the final few minutes of the session to find improvements.

McNeilly briefly took the top spot with a 1m24.264s, but Millar drastically lowered the benchmark with his final flying lap of the session.

His 1m24.066s lap put him two tenths of a second clear or McNeilly. McNeilly would improve on his final lap of the session, but remained 0.033s behind Millar.

However, the late improvement secured him pole position for the second race of the weekend, set by second fastest lap times. Millar’s second fastest lap was only good enough for P2.

Wheeler managed his best qualifying of the season to finish third overall, ahead of de Haan, Harri Reynolds, and Hopkins.

De Haan and Reynolds will start the second race of the weekend from the second row of the grid, just ahead of Joe Warhurst and Josh Rowledge.

Joe Osbourne took seventh overall with one of his strongest performances of the season, while Warhurst, Fergus Chalmers, and Rowledge completed the top 10.

Will Jenkins had a difficult session, finishing 11th overall just ahead of fellow title contender Callum Voisin.

The pair faired slightly better on second fastest times. Voisin took ninth while Jenkins finished P10.

Image credit: Ginetta/Jakob Ebrey Photography

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