Formula 1 commentator Ben Edwards dominated qualifying for the Heritage Formula Ford round sponsored by Two Whitecross Accountancy at Snetterton, topping the times by over three seconds.
Ten cars took part in the session, which took place on a damp but drying track after overnight. Ollie White, who has dominated the series in 2018, was not one of those competing, presenting the rest of the drivers with a chance to shine.
Edwards was fastest from the off in his Van Diemen RF92, and chipped his best time down to 2m06.255s, 3.157s faster than Chris Hodgens, who was driving a Van Diemen RF89. It is the second Heritage meeting that Edwards has participated in this year, after taking part in the first ever meeting at Donington Park in April.
Simon Jackson, taking part in Bill Bray’s ex-Nigel Mansell Javelin JLS, was third quickest, 4.542s off Edwards’ mark. Mark de Rozarieux was fourth in a Van Diemen RF88, followed by Van Diemen RF80 pair Simon Davey and Alan Fincham – the latter making his Heritage debut.
Neil Hunt was seventh quickest in his Mondiale M92S, David Porter Van Diemen RF92 eighth, with Paul Barnes’ and Robin Haslam in the Royale RP24 completing the order, almost 12s off the pace.
|1||Ben Edwards||Van Diemen||2m06.255|
|2||Chris Hodgen||Van Diemen||+3.157|
|4||Mark de Rozarieux||Van Diemen||+6.975|
|5||Simon Davey||Van Diemen||+9.095|
|6||Alan Fincham||Van Diemen||+9.280|
|8||David Porter||Van Diemen||+10.508|