Sato on pole at Silverstone

Takuma Sato picked up where he left off at Croft a month ago by taking pole at Silverstone for Sunday's ninth round of the British F3 championship.

Sato on pole at Silverstone

The Japanese driver took a dominant victory at Croft in the last round and will be looking to pick up his third win of the season at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Series leader Antonio Pizzonia, after a disappointing outing to the Malboro Masters in Zandvoort, rediscovered some of his form to take the second spot, just 0.19s off Sato's pole time.

India's Narain Karthikeyan was the third fastest driver, while Italian Gianmaria Bruni was fourth.

Perhaps a little jaded from his recent Formula 1 and Formula 3000 outings, Tomas Scheckter, currently lying second in the championship, could only manage sixth place on the grid.

Matthew Davies was the highest placed British driver in eighth, with scholarship class champion Gary Paffett starting down in 18th.

Starting Grid
T Sato 1m15.827s
A Pizzonia 1m16.023s
N Karthikeyan 1m16.043s
G Bruni 1m16.049s
N Kiesa 1m16.102s
T Scheckter 1m16.200s
M Pavlovic 1m16.208s
M Davies 1m16.218s
W Barber 1m16.351s
B Collins 1m 16.399
A Priaulx 1m16.509s
M Ambrose 1m16.527s
M O'Connell 1m16.552s
A Kirkaldy 1m16.725s
M Brentwood 1m16.931s
T Sriachavanon 1m17.004s
A Katsumata 1m17.128s
G Paffett 1m17.191s
W Carway 1m17.445s
R Walker 1m18.608s
C Colombo 1m18.661s
M Mayall 1m18.851s
P Nilsson 1m19.103s
E Buscaglia 1m20.014s

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