Clarke and Makela share pole honours at Oulton Daniel Clarke will start from pole position for round 11 of the UK Formula Ford Championship at Oulton Park this afternoon. The Team JLR racer will also start the second race -- round 12 -- from the...
Clarke and Makela share pole honours at Oulton
Daniel Clarke will start from pole position for round 11 of the UK Formula Ford Championship at Oulton Park this afternoon. The Team JLR racer will also start the second race -- round 12 -- from the front row after his second fastest time was enough to put him alongside Makela.
Stuart Gough almost managed to split the top two. However, his best lap was only good enough for third place. Charlie Donnelly left it until his final flying lap to set the fourth fastest time. The Mygale driver's quick lap demoted Charlie Kimball to fifth position.
The American had been down in the bottom half of the grid in the first half of the session, but managed to work his way into the top six before the end of the 20-minutes.
Japanese racer Yuya Sakamoto was another driver to set his best on the last lap. The Nexa Racing driver rounded out the top six at the end of the session. However, his second quickest lap was good enough for his to start from fourth for race two tomorrow afternoon.
Julian Yap took seventh place, just ahead of Indian racer Suk Sandher. Joe D'Agostino spent the early part of the session in the pit-lane making minor set-up adjustments, but quickly got up to speed to set ninth fastest time. Sweden's Sebastian Hohenthal had a disappointing session, ending up 10th fastest.
Qualifying times -- Round 11
1 Daniel Clarke Van Diemen RF04 2m01.531s
2 Valle Makela Van Diemen RF03 2m01.747s
3 Stuart Gough Van Diemen RF03 2m01.819s
4 Charlie Donnelly Mygale SJ04 2m02.284s
5 Charlie Kimball Van Diemen RF04 2m02.374s
6 Yuya Sakamoto Van Diemen RF03 2m02.393s
The second fastest times in qualifying will decide the grid for race two. Makela will start from pole position with Clarke alongside him in second.
Qualifying times -- Round 12
1 Makela 2m01.862s
2 Clarke 2m02.103s
3 Gough 2m02.308s
4 Sakamoto 2m02.539s
5 D'Agostino 2m02.909s
6 Kimball 2m03.121s