Qualifying 1: Kerr moves nearer title

Robbie Kerr moved a step closer to claiming the 2002 British F3 title by grabbing pole position for race one of this weekend's season finale double header at Donington

Qualifying 1: Kerr moves nearer title

Kerr left it late, however, and it was only on his final lap that he found sufficient speed to dislodge Bruce Jouanny from the top slot the Frenchman had held for most of the session. The difference was a mere 0.01s, but with title rival James Courtney - who has to beat Kerr in both races to lift the championship - back in fifth, Kerr is perfectly poised.

Courtney's session was interrupted by a head gasket problem with his Mugen-Honda-powered car, but the Australian still managed to complete almost as many laps as Kerr.

Testing pacesetter Heikki Kovalainen will line up third, just ahead of Courtney's Carlin team-mate Alan van der Merwe.

It was a relatively incident free session with the exception of Menu Motorsport's Stefan de Groot, who damaged his Dallara after an off. That left the Dutchman back in 12th, one place ahead of Scholarship poleman Rob Dahlgren.

Robbie Kerr 1m27.652s
Bruce Jouanny 1m27.762s
Heikki Kovalainen 1m27.771s
Alan van der Merwe 1m27.895s
James Courtney 1m27.928s
Richard Antinucci 1m28.022s
Michael Keohane 1m28.087s
Rob Austin 1m28.166s
Fabio Carbone 1m28.232s
Shinya Hosakawa 1m28.359s


Rob Dahlgren 1m28.632s
Adam Carroll 1m28.760s
Clivio Piccione 1m28.873s

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