Ross Martin takes pole for Scottish FFord finale

Rosss Martin claimed pole position for the final round of the Scottish Formula Ford season with a stunning lap in wet conditions at Knockhill.

The double champion set a 1m00.741s lap to head Jordan Gronkowski’s Van Diemen by 0.755 seconds as the pair dominated the session.

Neil Broome capped off an impressive session with a season best of third in his Ray, 1.3s slower than Gronkowski.

The field of 10 cars, reduced by one after Ciaran Haggerty was forced out of the meeting due to engine gremlins during Saturday testing, managed just one competitive lap-time before the red flags came out after Ross Howe spun and beached his Van Diemen at Leslie’s.

Conditions began to improve as the action resumed, with Martin asserting his dominance at the top of the timesheets despite a malfunctioning transponder.

The Graham Brunton Racing driver was the first to drop into the one minute bracket and was over a second quicker than Gronkowski before the final runs.

Gronkowski improved to a 1m01.496s to end up three-quarters of a second adrift, but comfrotably ahead of Broome.

Sebastian Melrose ended the session fourth, ahead of GBR team-mate Gary Sykes and series returnee Michael Macpherson.

Matt Chisholm took his Van Diemen to seventh ahead of Howe, who recovered from his off to set the eighth fastest time.

FF1600 debutant Logan Hannah set the ninth fastest time in her GBR-run Ray GR10, beating team-mate Fraser Gray.

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