Parente Takes Second Pole

Alvaro Parente completed a clean sweep of pole positions for Carlin Motorsport at Castle Combe by taking pole position for Race Two

Parente Takes Second Pole

The Portugese driver, who had only qualified third for race one, pulled out a quick lap to take the position by six hundredths of a second from Fortec Motorsport's Mike Conway.

Parente's Carlin Motorsport teammate and race one polesitter Charlie Kimball qualified third, just 0.076s off Parente's pole.

However it was not a complete success for Carlin as Dane Christian Bakkerud crashed for the second successive session and ended up 13th.

In the first session Bakkerud had a lucky escape when he crashed into the tyres at Tower. Moments later Steven Kane spun and rode over the top of the Bakkerud's car. Thankfully, the Dane had the time to get out before Kane hit the Dallara Mugen-Honda.

Kane's Promatecme team were unable to repair his car from the earlier incident and he did not complete a lap in the second session.

Nick Jones, who also had an accident in the first session, was another not to have his car repaired in time for the second session and will join Kane on the back row tomorrow.

Chalrie Hollings secured the National Class pole.

Pos Driver Make-Engine Time Laps 1. Alvaro Parente Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 58.994 22 2. Mike Conway Dallara Opel Spiess 59.054 + 0.060 20 3. Charlie Kimball Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.070 + 0.076 18 4. Ryan Lewis Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.246 + 0.252 20 5. Dan Clarke Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.256 + 0.262 22 6. Marko Asmer Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.478 + 0.484 23 7. Danny Watts Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.585 + 0.591 22 8. James Walker Dallara F305 Opel Spiess 59.689 + 0.695 14 9. Danilo Dirani Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda 59.692 + 0.698 19 10. Stephen Jelley Dallara F305 Opel Spiess 59.746 + 0.752 22 11. Bruno Senna Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.836 + 0.842 13 12. Tim Bridgman Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 59.973 + 0.979 16 13. Christian Bakkerud Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 1:00.021 + 1.027 8 14. Charlie Hollings Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen Honda 1:00.102 + 1.108 22 15. Barton Mawer Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:00.107 + 1.113 23 16. Jonathan Kennard Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:00.210 + 1.216 22 17. Salvador Duran Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:00.245 + 1.251 20 18. Ronayne O'mahony Dallara F305 Opel Spiess 1:00.480 + 1.486 21 19. Ben Clucas Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda 1:00.500 + 1.506 20 20. Josh Fisher Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:00.700 + 1.706 18 21. Juho Annala Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:00.719 + 1.725 17 22. Adam Khan Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:01.002 + 2.008 22 23. Keiko Ihara Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda 1:01.618 + 2.624 24 24. Ricardo Teixeira Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:01.735 + 2.741 22 25. Cheong Lou Meng Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda 1:03.201 + 4.207 16 26. Steven Kane Lola B05/30 Mugen-Honda No Time 27. Nick Jones Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda No Time 
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