Will Macintyre and Aqil Alibhai claimed their maiden pole positions in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Macintyre topped the times at Thruxton, but his second fastest lap was only good enough for 12th on the grid for race two.
The new qualifying format led to another short, sharp qualifying session for the Ginetta Junior field.
Harri Reynolds set the pace with his first flying lap, managing a 1m31.607s lap around Britain’s fastest racing circuit. He was knocked off the top spot by Josh Rowledge before Macintyre managed a 1m30.698s lap.
The time wouldn’t be beaten as the field took their second and third flying laps.
Joe Warhurst came closest with a 1m30.925s on his first flying lap. He couldn’t improve on the following laps, but Warhurst had a consistency team-mate Macintyre lacked, which managed to put him on the front row of the grid for both Thruxton races.
Rowledge was third quickest ahead of Aqil Alibhai. Alibhai’s second fastest lap puts him at the front of the grid for race two, ahead of Warhurst and Liam McNeilly.
Ian Aguilera placed fifth quickest overall, ahead of McNeilly and Kanto Le. However, Le later had a lap-time removed, dropping him down to ninth overall.
Zac Meakin and Fergus Chalmers were promoted up to seventh and eighth respectively. Luke Watts completed the top 10.
Championship leader Reynolds could only manage 11th fastest, though his second fastest lap time puts him 10th on the grid for race two.
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