Joey Foster started his first attack on the BRSCC National FF1600 title in style with pole position at Silverstone in his Don Hardman Racing Ray GR08 despite missing practice.
Foster spent much of the qualifying session in a three-way fight at the top with Wayne Poole Racing’s Josh Fisher and Kevin Mills Racing’s Michael Moyers, who battled over the Castle Combe title last year.
Halfway through the session rain started to fall, with times not improving from that point onwards for most drivers. This locked down the order at the front, with Foster heading Van Diemen driver Fisher by 0.036 seconds, and Spectrum man Moyers a further 0.04 seconds back in third.
Team Dolan filled positions four to six with Jack Wolfenden, Niall Murray and Matt Round-Garrido, with Moyers’ team-mate Stuart Gough, Cliff Dempsey Racing driver Jamie Thorburn, Swift Cooper’s very own Luke Cooper and Thorburn’s impressive rookie team-mate Nico Gruber completing the top 10.
Josh Smith and Michael Eastwell completed the sixth row of the grid, with Rory Smith just behind them in 13th and just under a second off the pole time.
The Clubman Post89 class was decided by even closer margins at the top, with KMR Spectrum driver John Ferguson heading Daniel O’Beirne by 0.023 seconds.
Five Pro class cars sat between them and the next two Post89 cars, with John Svensson and George McDonald lining up third and fourth in class.
Simon Fleet was the slowest of the 32 drivers, and the only entrant for the Pre90 class in his Van Diemen RF88.