FPAUDI: Brands Hatch round three qualifying notes

PALMER TAKES STUNNING ROUND 3 POLE AT BRANDS HATCH Jolyon becomes youngest-ever FPA polesitter Jolyon Palmer has taken the first pole position of his single-seater career at Brands Hatch ahead of the third round of the Formula Palmer Audi ...

PALMER TAKES STUNNING ROUND 3 POLE AT BRANDS HATCH
Jolyon becomes youngest-ever FPA polesitter

Jolyon Palmer has taken the first pole position of his single-seater career at Brands Hatch ahead of the third round of the Formula Palmer Audi Championship on the Grand Prix circuit, making him the youngest polesitter in FPA history.

The 16-year-old continued the good form which saw him top the morning practice session, setting a time of 1m26.023s to take pole position by just a tenth of a second from Tim Bridgman. "I've really knuckled down this weekend, and to take pole is absolutely fantastic!" exclaimed Palmer.

Having topped both sessions so far at the A1GP meeting, Jolyon is confident of completing the hat-trick by taking pole position for Round Four. "A tenth of a second may seem like a small margin for pole, but the field is so close it's a handy gap. I feel good to go for another one!"

Andy Demetriou kept himself on the pace with third on the grid and will share row two with championship leader Luciano Bacheta. Italian stallion Giacomo Petrobelli lines up fifth, despite a hair-raising off-track excursion at Paddock Hill Bend late on in the 20-minute session.

Richard Kent took his best FPA grid position to date with sixth, ahead of Jack Clarke and Jason Moore. Stefan Wilson will start ninth, with Dominik Jackson down in 10th, although just half a second off pole position in an incredibly close field.

Formula Palmer Audi - Round 3 Grid Positions
1. Jolyon Palmer 1m26.023s
2. Tim Bridgman 1m26.130s
3. Andy Demetriou 1m26.197s
4. Luciano Bacheta 1m26.204s
5. Giacomo Petrobelli 1m26.246s
6. Richard Kent 1m26.297s
7. Jack Clarke 1m26.396s
8. Jason Moore 1m26.428s
9. Stefan Wilson 1m26.453s
10. Dominik Jackson 1m26.582s
11. Chris Bell 1m26.770s
12. Richard Plant 1m26.872s
13. Tom Bradshaw 1m26.957s
14. Alex Brundle 1m27.074s
15. Chris Chubb 1m27.197s
16. Nik Iruwan 1m24.347s
17. Mark Powell 1m27.745s
18. Russell Small 1m28.113s
19. Derrick Collin 1m29.505s
20. Jeremy Preddy 1m30.228s
21. Doros Loucaides 1m30.734s
22. Max Snegirev 1m35.429s

-credit: fpa

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Mark Powell , Jack Clarke , Giacomo Petrobelli , Stefan Wilson , Richard Kent , Luciano Bacheta , Max Snegirev , Alex Brundle , Jason Moore , Jolyon Palmer , Richard Plant , Chris Bell