Max Coates starts the season with pole position at Brands Hatch

Max Coates has taken his first pole position of the year at Brands Hatch, lapping the circuit in 52.366s.

The Team HARD driver kicked off his season in style finishing just ahead of Jack Young in the MRM Clio who was 0.043s off the pole-sitter.

Ethan Hammerton will line up third on the grid for race one ahead of the second MRM car of Brett Lidsey.

Ben Davis grabbed fifth with a best time of 52.580s with a trio of Westbourne Motorsport cars behind him as Ben Colburn, Aaron Thompson an Anton Spires qualified sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Thompson had five laps disallowed in the session for exceeding track limits.

Jade Edwards qualified ninth on her first race weekend with Team HARD, setting a laptime of 52.900s.

Finlay Robinson had a troubled second free practice and he will line up tenth on the grid with Luke Warr rounding out the field in 11th.

Race one gets underway at 4:15pm this afternoon.


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