Senna Proctor claimed pole position as BTC Racing locked out the front row in the final qualifying session of the 2021 BTCC season.
Brands Hatch has the stage set for the final Saturday qualifying session of the season.
With Ash Sutton leading the championship by 32 points, it is all to play for as rival Colin Turkington prepares to hunt down a fifth championship title.
In the first ten minutes of the 30-minute session, Josh Cook led the field with a 1m30.248s to break Brett Smith’s qualifying record of
Sutton, carrying the maximum of 75kg of added weight, initially clawed his way into 4th just ahead of a charging Tom Chilton.
During the halfway point, there was little-to-no improvement in terms of lap times as all drivers swapped their tyres over to start their big final push in the last 10 minutes.
Jack Goff for Team HARD is the first to improve in his first run, pushing him from 26th up to 19th. Rory Butcher was the next across the line to displace Goff in 19th after heavy traffic on his flying lap.
Turkington posted a strong lap in with seven minutes remaining to go third, however Sutton came through just a few seconds later to beat his main title rival.
By the end, BTC Racing locked out the front row at the Brands Hatch GP circuit; Senna Proctor narrowly took pole ahead of Josh Cook.
Behind in third and fourth were the Halfords Racing with Cataclean duo Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden.
In P5 was Dan Lloyd for Power Maxed Racing ahead of Ash Sutton and his Laser Tools Racing teammate Aiden Moffat.
Whilst Turkington didn’t have the session he wanted in P8, he came away with the Goodyear WingFoot award as the best qualifier over the course of the season.
Stephen Jelley qualified ninth as Tom Chilton rounded off the top-10 order.
Andy Wilmot did not take part in the session, replacing Jack Butel for this weekend.
|Position||Driver||Team||Time||Diff. from pole|
|1||Senna Proctor||BTC Racing||1m30.237s||—|
|2||Josh Cook||BTC Racing||1m30.248s||0.011s|
|3||Daniel Rowbottom||Team Dynamics||1m30.282s||0.045s|
|4||Gordon Shedden||Team Dynamics||1m30.359s||0.122s|
|5||Dan Lloyd||Power Maxed Racing||1m30.368s||0.131s|
|6||Ash Sutton||Laser Tools Racing||1m30.383s||0.146s|
|7||Aiden Moffat||Laser Tools Racing||1m30.408s||0.171s|
|8||Colin Turkington||Team BMW (C)||1m30.409s||0.172s|
|9||Stephen Jelley||Team BMW (C)||1m30.450s||0.213s|
|10||Tom Chilton||Ciceley Motorsport||1m30.509s||0.272s|
|11||Jake Hill||MB Motorsport (C)||1m30.516s||0.279s|
|12||Ollie Jackson||MB Motorsport (C)||1m30.527s||0.290s|
|13||Tom Ingram||EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars||1m30.590s||0.353s|
|14||Tom Oliphant||Team BMW (C)||1m30.598s||0.361s|
|15||Chris Smiley||EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars||1m30.678s||0.441s|
|16||Adam Morgan||Ciceley Motorsport||1m30.741s||0.504s|
|17||Jason Plato||Power Maxed Racing||1m30.756s||0.519s|
|18||Sam Osborne||Motorbase Performance (C)||1m30.793s||0.556s|
|19||Rory Butcher||Toyota GAZOO Racing UK (C)||1m30.987s||0.750s|
|20||Jack Goff||Team HARD||1m30.998s||0.761s|
|21||Árón Taylor-Smith||Team HARD||1m31.005s||0.768s|
|22||Jack Mitchell||Team HARD||1m31.024s||0.787s|
|23||Sam Smelt||Toyota GAZOO Racing UK (C)||1m21.179s||0.942s|
|24||Andy Neate||Motorbase Performance (C)||1m31.343s||1.106s|
|25||Jade Edwards||BTC Racing||1m31.813s||1.576s|
|26||Rick Parfitt Jr.||EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars||1m31.998s||1.761s|
|27||Carl Boardley||Laser Tools Racing||1m31.085s||1.848s|
|28||Nicolas Hamilton||Team HARD||1m31.392s||2.155s|
|29||Andy Wilmot||EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars||NO TIME SET||N/A|