Hockenheim W Series: Jamie Chadwick on pole by nearly two seconds

MRF champion Jamie Chadwick claimed pole for the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim by a margin of almost two seconds in a wet qualifying session

Hockenheim W Series: Jamie Chadwick on pole by nearly two seconds

Chadwick, who also set the pace in both Friday practice sessions, was the first driver to set a lap under two minutes and took pole with a final fastest time of 1m58.894s.

Fabienne Wohlwend will line up beside her on the front row of the grid, having set a final time of 2m00.624s, ahead of Sarah Moore in third.

Emma Kimilainen, whose initial flying laps were impeded by traffic, set a time fast enough for fourth ahead of Marta Garcia.

Alice Powell was sixth, despite a late spin in the closing stages of qualifying in the slippery conditions - which bought out the red flag and ended the 25-minute session early.

Seventh went to Vicky Piria, followed by Beitske Visser in eighth place.

Visser had been the first driver to set a fastest lap - with an initial time of 2m06.666s - but later slipped to fourth and complained of a turbo failure mid-way through the session.

She was confined to the pits while the problem was fixed, and the red flag ultimately halted running before she could return to the track.

After a disappointing Friday in which she missed the first free practice session with a clutch problem, Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver Esmee Hawkey took ninth place while Gosia Rdest completed the top 10.

Qualifying result

Pos Driver Time Gap
1 Jamie Chadwick 1m58.894s -
2 Fabienne Wohlwend 2m00.624s 1.730s
3 Sarah Moore 2m01.538s 2.644s
4 Emma Kimilainen 2m01.673s 2.779s
5 Marta Garcia 2m01.992s 3.098s
6 Alice Powell 2m02.729s 3.835s
7 Vicky Piria 2m03.340s 4.446s
8 Beitske Visser 2m03.463s 4.569s
9 Esmee Hawkey 2m04.298s 5.404s
10 Gosia Rdest 2m04.478s 5.584s
11 Jessica Hawkins 2m04.616s 5.722s
12 Caitlin Wood 2m05.529s 6.635s
13 Sabre Cook 2m05.644s 6.750s
14 Megan Gilkes 2m05.676s 6.782s
15 Naomi Schiff 2m05.914s 7.020s
16 Tasmin Pepper 2m06.069s 7.175s
17 Miki Koyama 2m06.666s 7.772s
18 Shea Holbrook 2m07.112s 8.218s


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