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Jake Dalton on pole for Snetterton 300 race one

Saturday, June 15 2013

Championship leader Jake Dalton has secured pole position for today’s first BRDC Formula 4 race of the weekend at the Snetterton 300 circuit. James Fletcher continued his impressive form from Brands Hatch for Team KBS to qualify second with privateer Matt Bell third.

A rain deluge during the earlier free practice session for the British GT Championship meant that the session started with a very wet track.

The sun soon burst through though, and lap times improved by the mid point, with Dalton setting his time with three minutes remaining, just as the rain began to fall again.

The top three runners were separated by just 0.086s, with Falco Wauer fourth for Team KBS and only 0.107s away from the pole time.

Charlie Robertson qualified fifth for HHC Motorsport, with Seb Morris sixth for Hillspeed.

Robertson's team mates Gustavo Lima and Raoul Hyman, who was fastest in testing yesterday, were next up in seventh and eighth, ahead of Pietro Fittipaldi in ninth and Sennan Fielding 10th for Douglas Motorsport.

Pole position traded hands frequentlty through the session as conditions improved. Fletcher held the position for the majority of the session before Dalton's late effort. Robertson and Bell also took turns at the top of the time sheets early on. 

The first BRDC Formula 4 race of the weekend takes place at 14.45pm this afternoon.

BRDC Formula 4 Championship, Snetterton 300, qualifying result:

1. Jake Dalton, Mark Godwin Racing, 2m10.189s
2. James Fletcher, Team KBS, +0.073s
3. Matt Bell, MattRBell Racing Team E-Lites, +0.086s
4. Falco Wauer, Team KBS, +0.107s
5. Charlie Robertson, HHC Motorsport, +0.163s
6. Seb Morris, Hillspeed, +0.442s
7. Gustavo Lima, HHC Motorsport, +1.118s
8. Raoul Hyman, HHC Motorsport, +1.473s
9. Pietro Fittipaldi, Mark Godwin Racing, +1.573s
10. Sennan Fielding, Douglas Motorsport, +1.802s