Felix Fisher claims Castle Combe pole despite technical issue

Felix Fisher claimed pole position for the Castle Combe Formula Ford 1600 Championship ahead of brother Josh by 0.043s despite stopping near pit exit in the latter stages of the session.

Josh Fisher, who claimed the CCRC FF1600 sponsored by Melkshan Motor Spares last time out on Bank Holiday August, was second with a time of 1m09.980s.

TM Racing’s Felix Fisher, driving a Ray GR05, posted a time of 1m09.937s before he stopped, with Wayne Poole Racing’s Josh Fisher only able to get within half-a-tenth of a second of his brother.

The cause of Felix Fisher’s stoppage was a distributor cap coming off, which caused his car to lose drive. He stopped near the pit lane exit and was pushed back in to the pit lane.

Both Fisher brothers were a second clear of third-place Chris Action, in a Ray GR08, as he posted a time of 1m10.997s.

Tom Hawkins qualified in fourth place in his Ray with David Cobbold in fifth place, also taking class C pole position with a time of 1m11.837s.

Kieran Attwood qualified his Ray GR07 in sixth place with Matthew Hallam finishing the 15-minute session in seventh place.

Harry Cobbold, driving a class A Ray GR10, finished in eighth place with Paul Mason, Shaun Macklin and Michael Phillips rounding out the field.

James Colborn failed to set a time after only completing one lap in qualifying.

Last year’s champion Luke Cooper is absent, as car damage sustained in an accident during last weekend’s Champion of Brands meeting has forced him to skip the final round of the season.

Qualifying result

Pos Class Driver Car Gap
1 A Felix Fisher Ray GR05 1:09.937
2 A Josh Fisher Van Diemen JL14 +0.043
3 A Chris Acton Ray GR08 +1.060
4 A Tom Hawkins Ray GR11 +1.624
5 C David Cobbold Van Diemen RF89 +1.900
6 A Matthew Hallam Ray GR07 +2.098
7 A Kieran Attwood Spectrum 011c +2.122
8 A Harry Cobbold Ray GR10 +2.507
9 B Paul Mason Swift SC94 +2.768
10 B Shaun Macklin Swift SC92 +4.320
11 C Michael Phillips Swift FB87 +8.192
12 C James Colborn Van Diemen RF89 No time

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