Rossiter Takes Race Two Pole at Snetterton Briton James Rossiter continued his front running form in the Avon Tyres British Formula Three Championship when he took pole position for round ten this afternoon (June 5) at Snetterton in ...
Rossiter Takes Race Two Pole at Snetterton
Briton James Rossiter continued his front running form in the Avon Tyres British Formula Three Championship when he took pole position for round ten this afternoon (June 5) at Snetterton in Norfolk.
Another close fight raged during the 25-minute session with Rossiter eventually taking the top spot from P1 Motorsport driver Adam Carroll. Pole winner from the earlier session, Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi, took third place, once again just ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr.
"I needed to take a pole position here this weekend really," said Rossiter. "I couldn't believe it when I saw that Nelson and Di Grassi had bumped Adam and me down to third and fourth at the last minute in the earlier session. I had a monumental spin early in the session and thought that it might have flat spotted the tyres, but I seem to have got away with it," he added.
Australian Will Power took fifth place on the grid, just ahead of an inspired Danny Watts in the Promatecme Lola-Dome. Watts had held on to pole for most of the session, but was unable to stay there and had to settle for sixth.
Stephen Jelley once again took pole position for the Scholarship Class. However, a late charge to better his time meant he ended the session off the circuit on the grass on the outside of Riches corner. Ryan Lewis was second, just one-thousandth of a second behind, with Adam Khan third.
"I knew that Ryan was going to go a bit quicker and I went for it. I lifted off a lot later into Riches than I ever had before, got back on the power again but there was no way it was going to work. I stamped on the brakes before I left the track and I wasn't going very fast when I got to the grass, but it meant I couldn't defend my position anymore. Luckily I got away with it," said Jelley.