BFF: Croft qualifying notes

Makela Makes it two out of Two at Croft Valle Makela will start from pole position for both races in the UK Formula Ford Championship at Croft tomorrow afternoon, after setting the fastest times in qualifying earlier today (May 1). The Finnish...

Makela Makes it two out of Two at Croft

Valle Makela will start from pole position for both races in the UK Formula Ford Championship at Croft tomorrow afternoon, after setting the fastest times in qualifying earlier today (May 1).

The Finnish driver's two best laps were enough to clinch the all important front row places ahead of Briton Daniel Clarke. The drivers had to deal with a broken-up qualifying session after two red flags for separate incidents.

India's Suk Sandher will start from third position in race one tomorrow, just ahead of hard-charging Swede Sebastian Hohenthal. Charlie Kimball from the United States took fifth place with Japan's Yuya Sakamoto rounding off the top sixth.

Hohenthal will start from third place for race two, alongside Kimball. Sandher and Sakamoto share the third row. Round one winner Charlie Donnelly could only manage seventh quickest time around the North Yorkshire venue.

Series newcomer Andrew Bentley, driving for former Grand Prix racer Martin Donnelly's team, suffered a baptism of fire. A spin at the complex left him stranded on the circuit, bringing the red flags out to retrieve the stricken Van Diemen.

UK Formula Ford Championship -- Round 3

Qualifying times: 1 Valle Makela Van Diemen RF03 1m 23.758s 2 Daniel Clarke Van Diemen RF04 1m 23.979s 3 Suk Sandher Van Diemen RF03 1m 24.180s 4 Sebastian Hohenthal Van Diemen RF03 1m 24.217s 5 Charlie Kimball Van Diemen RF04 1m 24.262s 6 Yuya Sakamoto Van Diemen RF03 1m 24.286s

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Charlie Kimball , Valle Makela , Martin Donnelly , Daniel Clarke , Suk Sandher , Sebastian Hohenthal , Yuya Sakamoto