FPAUDI: Snetterton: Round seven qualifying notes

JACK ATTACK TRUMPS FORMULA PALMER AUDI FIELD Clarke takes maiden pole in Round 7 at Snetterton Jack Clarke produced a jaw-dropping lap late in qualifying for tomorrow's seventh round of the Visma Formula Palmer Audi championship to take...

JACK ATTACK TRUMPS FORMULA PALMER AUDI FIELD
Clarke takes maiden pole in Round 7 at Snetterton

Jack Clarke produced a jaw-dropping lap late in qualifying for tomorrow's seventh round of the Visma Formula Palmer Audi championship to take the first pole position of his car racing career.

The 19-year-old stepson of former Formula 1 and touring car ace Julian Bailey stunned onlookers with a lap of 1 minute 5.537 seconds in the JTB-supported car, giving him pole position by a quarter of a second. Tim Bridgman had to settle for second again, with Tom Bradshaw continuing his good form with third in the Accident Exchange entry.

"It was one of those magical laps where everything went right," exclaimed an ecstatic Clarke. "My next best lap was four tenths down, but it only takes one great lap to get pole, and that's exactly what I've done."

Currently fourth in the championship points table, Jack is confident of converting his pole position into a first FPA podium and possible even a victory. "It's still a very close field, so I hope luck is on my side tomorrow, but I'm really happy to be able to lead from the front."

Stefan Wilson will line up fourth on thr grid, ahead of championship leader Luciano Bacheta, who suffered a disappointing session after taking pole for Round 6 earlier in the day. Richard Plant impressed with sixth place, with Jolyon Palmer and Chris Bell lining up on row four. Alex Brundle couldn't repeat his stellar form from the first session and will start ninth, sharing the fifth rwo with Richard Kent.

Formula Palmer Audi - Round 7 Leading Grid Positions

1. Jack Clarke 1m05.537s
2. Tim Bridgman 1m05.745s
3. Tom Bradshaw 1m05.941s
4. Stefan Wilson 1m06.069s
5. Luciano Bacheta 1m06.109s
6. Richard Plant 1m06.146s
7. Jolyon Palmer 1m06.170s
8. Chris Bell 1m06.268s
9. Alex Brundle 1m06.278s
10. Richard Kent 1m06.321s
11. Dominik Jackson 1m06.519s
12. Ivan Lukashevich 1m06.638s
13. Chris Chubb 1m07.111s
14. Russell Small 1m07.352s
15. Jason Moore 1m07.353s
16. Mark Powell 1m07.493s
17. Nik Iruwan 1m07.577s
18. Derrick Collin 1m07.738s
19. Alan Kempson 1m07.904s
20. Jeremy Preddy 1m08.446s
21. Max Snegirev 1m08.453s
22. Doros Loucaides 1m08.474s

-credit: fpa

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