Camp secures pole position with early effort in Brands Hatch Qualifying

Cup class points leader Alistair Camp set pole position with an early lap during the session as Alfie Threlfall overhauled Mervyn Beckett to take pole position for the Production class ahead of race one on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit.

Ryan Bensley set the early going with a time of 55.160 before Camp arrived on the scene to go quicker with a 54.508 as Robert Butler went second fastest at that stage with a time of 54.866.

The top five soon shuffled again as Matt Luff topped the times with a 53.784, putting himself ahead of Camp, former Brands Hatch race winnerBen Sharpe, Jamie Tonks and Bensley

With nine minutes left, Camp set the benchmark that would secure pole position for him in the Cup Class, setting a time of 53.512 that would stay unchallenged for the rest of the session.

Butler came very close to upsetting Camp’s time as he went second fastest on the grid a best of 53.517 ahead of Luff, Sharpe and Philip Wright who moved in the top five with half of the session left to go.

The final grid order for race one would be Camp ahead of Butler, with Luff and Tonks on the second row, whilst Sharpe and Wright will take row three, starting fifth and sixth respectively. Dave Byukey lines up in seventh with Max Edmundson, George Alp-Williams and Bensley completing the top ten.

Mervyn Beckett carried on his pace from Free Practice by going fastest early on in the session with a time of 56.927, ahead of Matthew Stenning, Rhys Lewis who struggled in Free Practice due to his excursion, Mark Hughes and Simon Welch

The order changed once more as Beckett lowered the benchmark to a 55.963 as both Harry Threlfall and Alfie Threlfall made their bid for pole in the Production Class, going ahead of both Lewis and Stenning.

Alfie Threlfall found more pace and was soon up to second place, ahead of Harry Threlfall, Stenning and Nick Charlier who moved into the top five as the clock ticked down.

With five minutes left to go, Alfie Threlfall made his bid for pole position and took it, setting a quicker time of 55.915 ahead of Beckett, Lewis, Harry Threlfall, Stenning and Charlier however there was more to come.

Alfie Threlfall stayed ahead to take pole position with Beckett joining him on the front row for race one, as Harry Threlfall and Lewis lock in the second row with Charlier and Stenning on row three and Michael threlfall on row four with Hughes.

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