George Alp Williams steals pole position in final Qualifying session of the season

George Alp-Williams has taken the Cup class pole position in the final qualifying session of the year as rookie driver David Marshall has taken his maiden Production class pole at Snetterton ahead of the title fight.

With the qualifying session taking soon after the re-scheduled round eleven race, it was a quick turnaround for the drivers as they tackled the Norfolk circuit early on Sunday morning.

Round eleven winner Morgan Bailey was the first out of the block with an early time of 1:24.261 before Mat Luff lowered the bar to set a time of 1:22.617 with series leader Alistair Camp going second with a 1:22.769.

With six minutes left in the session, Luff improved his time to a 1:22.551 as he led Alp-Williams, Jamie Tonks, Camp and Rob Butler, who was soon deposed as Bailey improved to go ahead of Butler with four minutes left of the session.

Alp Williams struck late on as he went top with a time of 1:22.421 ahead of Luff and Butler and with the times tumbling as the second ticked away, Camp was soon up to third, before Butler, Tonks and Bailey all set quicker times to leave Camp in sixth place at the end of the session.

Ben Sharpe, Ryan Bensley, Bradley Lane and Philip Wright completed the top ten on the grid for the next race of the day.

The Production class pole was a battle between two of the new drivers to the class as both Travis Coyne and rookie driver David Marshall with Coyne setting the early pace on a time of 1:28.734 before lowering the target to a 1:27.933

Marshall set out his stall with a first time of 1:26.871 to go top of the class before Coyne fired back another faster time of 1:26.710 to go top, but it wasn’t over yet as Marshall again went faster with a 1:26.032

As these two fought over pol position, title contender Mervyn Beckett went second fastest with four minutes to go in the session with the order being Marshall, Beckett, Coyne, points leader Alfie Threlfall and Harry Threlfall.

The session ended with Marshall taking pole position ahead of Beckett, Coyne, points leader Alfie Threlfall and Harry Threlfall with round eleven winner Nick Charlier completing the top six places.

Matthew Stenning, Simon Welch Edward Sibbald and Rhys Lewis completed the top ten in class.

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