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Cooper claims pole position for first Castle Combe FF1600 race

Luke Cooper claimed pole position for the Castle Combe FF1600 Championship sponsored by Melksham Motor Spares after a session-long battle with Michael Eastwell.

The duo battled it out throughout the 15-minute session with their two fastest times separated by just three hundredths of a second.

Cooper’s effort of 1m10.019s was enough to claim pole position after Eastwell posted a 1m10.051s earlier in the session.

Reigning CCRC FF1600 champion Josh Fisher (Van Diemen) posted the third best lap time with a 1m10.669, almost seven-tenths of a second slower than Cooper.

Roger Orgee, driving for Kevin Mills Racing in a Spectrum, was fourth with Wiltshire College Motorsport’s David Vivian in fifth.

Adam Higgins was sixth in his Spectrum, 1.507s off the pace of Cooper after setting a 1m11.526s lap time.  Tom Hawkins qualified seventh after posting a 1m12.529s, two-and-a-half seconds off Cooper’s pole lap.

Paul Mason (Swift SC94) claimed pole position in Class B, ahead of Shaun Macklin (Swift SC92).

Steve Bracegirdle set the fastest Class C pole position with a 1m14.779s, with Matthew Hallam and Michael Phillips qualifying 11th and 12th behind him respectively.

The sole Class D entrant of Peter Hannam, driving a Nike 1970, was 13th on the grid with Alex Rivett rounding off the field with a time of 1m20.564s – two seconds slower than Hannam.

Qualifying Race 1 Results

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 A Luke Cooper Swift 1m10.019
2 A Michael Eastwell Spectrum +0.032
3 A Josh Fisher Van Diemen +0.680
4 A Roger Orgee Spectrum +0.877
5 A David Vivian Spectrum +0.998
6 A Adam Higgins Spectrum +1.507
7 A Tom Hawkins Ray +2.510
8 B Paul Mason Swift +3.975
9 B Shaun Macklin Swift +4.299
10 C Steve Bracegirdle Van Diemen +4.760
11 C Matthew Hallam Reynard +5.587
12 C Michael Phillips Swift +8.265
13 D Peter Hannam Nike 1970 +8.540
14 B Alex Rivett Swift +10.545

Qualifying Race 2 Results

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 A Michael Eastwell Spectrum 1m10.117
2 A Luke Cooper Swift +0.229
3 A Roger Orgee Spectrum +0.780
4 A Josh Fisher Van Diemen +0.858
5 A David Vivian Spectrum +0.969
6 A Adam Higgins Spectrum +1.409
7 A Tom Hawkins Ray +2.507
8 B Paul Mason Swift +4.069
9 B Shaun Macklin Swift +4.606
10 C Steve Bracegirdle Van Diemen +4.664
11 C Matthew Hallam Reynard +5.489
12 C Michael Phillips Swift +8.167
13 D Peter Hannam Nike 1970 +8.795
14 B Alex Rivett Swift +10.587

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