Josh Fisher takes Castle Combe FF1600 pole after red flag delay

Josh Fisher secured pole for the first Castle Combe FF1600 by Melksham Motor Spares July meeting race, beating Luke Cooper by 0.285s.

Wayne Poole Racing driver Fisher set a benchmark time of 1m10.135s in his Van Diemen just past the mid way point of the 15-minute session, putting himself just under half-a-second clear at the head of the field.

A red flag was called with just under five minutes of the session remaining, as James Rose’s Class B Swift SC95 broke down on circuit.

Fisher was immediately back on it as the session re-started, shaving 0.044s from his time to extend his leading advantage.

While reigning Castle Combe champion Cooper improved his time after the red flag delay, he was still 0.285s away from Fisher’s effort as the flag fell on the session.

Felix Fisher will start third, the TM Racing man lapping just 0.331s slower than his brother, while Harry Cobbold slotted his Ray GR10 fourth, ahead of Tom Hawkins’s Ray.

Chris Acton had led the session early on with a 1m12.500s in his Ray, but would fall to sixth by the chequered flag as others put in quick laps.

Acton was half-a-second clear of Class C pole sitter David Cobbold with his Van Diemen RF89.

Class B pole went the way of Paul Mason’s Swift SC94 in 11th overall, while Alan Slater took Class D honours in his Nike Mk4 machine.

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 A Josh Fisher Van Diemen 1m10.091
2 A Luke Cooper Swiff +0.285
3 A Felix Fisher Ray +0.331
4 C David Cobbold Van Diemen +1.381
5 A Tom Hawkins Ray +1.852
6 A Chris Acton Ray +1.948
7 A Harry Cobbold Ray +2.430
8 A Matthew Hallam Spectrum +2.472
9 A Bob Higgins Firman +2.897
10 A Kieran Attwood Ray +3.257
11 B Paul Mason Swift +3.471
12 B Shaun Macklin Swift +4.409
13 C Steve Bracegirdle Van Diemen +4.485
14 B James Rose Swift +5.642
15 D Alan Slater Nike +6.180
16 D Peter Hannam Nike +7.610
17 C James Colborn Van Diemen +10.260

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