CLARKE LEADS WAY IN SNETTERTON TEST Jack on top ahead of FPA triple-header Jack Clarke set himself on course for his first win in the Visma Formula Palmer Audi Championship by topping the test session for this weekend's third meeting of the...
CLARKE LEADS WAY IN SNETTERTON TEST
Jack on top ahead of FPA triple-header
Jack Clarke set himself on course for his first win in the Visma Formula Palmer Audi Championship by topping the test session for this weekend's third meeting of the 2007 season at Snetterton.
The 19-year-old, who currently stands in fourth place in the championship but has yet to score his first podium, set a best time of 1 minute 5.55 seconds around the super-fast 1.95-mile Norfolk circuit in the second of the two sessions.
This put Clarke just under two tenth of a second ahead of Alex Brundle, who shone at his home track to take second spot. Third went to championship leader Luciano Bacheta, ahead of Tom Bradshaw and Jolyon Palmer. Dominik Jackson set the sixth-fastest time, followed by Chris Bell, Jason Moore and Russell Small.
Meanwhile, there was drama late in the day for Tim Bridgman. The former Formula BMW UK champion came together with Jeremy Preddy at Russell Bend, sending Bridgman into a spin. The 21-year-old had to settle for the 10th-fastest time, but finished ahead of Stefan Wilson, who wound up down in 14th.
Two drivers did not take part in the test, but Mark Powell and Nik Iruwan will both head out on track for tomorrow's pair of qualifying sessions.
Formula Palmer Audi - Test Times
1. Jack Clarke 1m05.55s
2. Alex Brundle 1m05.73s
3. Luciano Bacheta 1m05.90s
4. Tom Bradshaw 1m06.37s
5. Jolyon Palmer 1m06.57s
6. Dominik Jackson 1m06.68s
7. Chris Bell 1m06.86s
8. Jason Moore 1m06.95s
9. Russell Small 1m07.00s
10. Tim Bridgman 1m07.06s
11. Richard Kent 1m07.14s
12. Chris Chubb 1m07.37s
13. Ivan Lukashevich 1m07.42s
14. Stefan Wilson 1m07.78s
15. Alan Kempson 1m07.85s
16. Richard Plant 1m07.86s
17. Derrick Collin 1m08.37s
18. Jeremy Preddy 1m08.86s
19. Max Snegirev 1m10.63s
20. Doros Loucaides 1m11.13s
Rounds 6, 7 and 8 of Formula Palmer Audi take place this Sunday at Snetterton. Tickets will be available on the gate, and are priced at £12 for adults, with children aged 12 and under being admitted free. For timetable information, visit www.snetterton.co.uk.