THRUXTON

QUALIFYING, 07/05/16

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QUINN TO START FROM P7 AT THRUXTON

Alex Quinn declared himself happy with a seventh place start for the opening race of the newly-named F4 British Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire.

 

The RSF-backed single-seater rookie headed straight into qualifying without the customary pre-weekend practice, having completed the official practice sessions at the start of April.

With track temperature increasing as the sun appeared, Quinn, as he did during qualifying at Round 2 at Donington Park, pitted after a single lap for fresh tyres to the left side of his Mygale-built machine.

 

He returned to the track and immediately set the fifth quickest time of the session, but was unable to improve, and with other drivers bettering their early times, Quinn ended the session in seventh place.

With the grid for the third and final race of the weekend also made up from the second best qualifying time, Quinn will start from sixth place.

 

Quinn said he was happy with the results as the Thruxton track provides many overtaking opportunities.

 

“I’m very happy with the race pace in the car,” Quinn said. “Qualifying is not that important around here. "

 

"The track is very abrasive, it will be hard on tyres. But mine are in good shape after qualifying and that’s going to be key. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do in the opening race.”

 

Carlin trio Petru Florescu, Devlin DeFrancesco and Max Fewtrell will start the opening race from the front, with Florescu also banking pole position for race three. The result of the weekend's opening race will form the grid for Sunday's race two.

THRUXTON: (3.792km / 2.356 miles): Qualifying results (top 10)

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Driver (Nat)

Petru Florescu (ROM)

Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)

Max Fewtrell (GBR)

Sennan Fielding (GBR)

  Billy Monger (GBR)

James Pull (GBR)

Alex Quinn (GBR) / R

Zane Goddard (AUS)

Jamie Caroline (GBR)

Luis Leeds (AUS)

Team / Car

Carlin

Carlin

Carlin

JHR

JHR

Carlin

Fortec

Double R

Jamun

TRS Arden

Time / Gap

1m 13.609s

+0.130s

+0.172s

+0.228s

+0.353s

+0.462s

 +0.483s

 +0.526s

+0.568s

+0.588s

THRUXTON: 2nd fastest time Qualifying results (top 10)

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Driver (Nat)

Petru Florescu (ROM)

Max Fewtrell (GBR)

Sennan Fielding (GBR)

Devlin DeFrancesco (CAN)

Billy Monger (GBR)

Alex Quinn (GBR) / R

James Pull (GBR)

Jamie Caroline (GBR)

Luis Leeds (AUS)

Zane Goddard (AUS)

 

Team / Car

Carlin

Carlin

JHR

Carlin

JHR

Fortec

Carlin

Jamun

TRS Arden

Double R

Time / Gap

1m 13.716s

+0.189s

+0.302s

+0.337s

+0.383s

+0.394s

+0.529s

+0.616s

+0.740s

+0.832s

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