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Chadwick beats Visser in W Series Paul Ricard qualifying

by Bethonie Waring

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Jamie Chadwick came out on top in a mixed W Series qualifying session at Paul Ricard.

Marta Garcia spent much of the session at the top of the order but it was Chadwick in first place when the chequered flag fell.

A late flying lap for Beitske Visser allowed her to jump up to second, just 0.011s off Chadwick’s time.

Lap times tumbled throughout the session, but it was Garcia who was consistently running at the sharp end of the field. Nerea Marti, Visser and Chadwick all took turns at the top of the order, lowering the fastest lap time into the 2m02s range.

Chadwick went fastest in the closing stages of the session with a time of 2m02.339s. Her following lap time was deleted due to track limits, but her fastest lap remained within the white lines.

She remains under investigation for crossing the line at pit exit, however.

Visser took seconda head of Marti, while Marta Garcia dropped down to fourth. Belen Garcia picked up fifth ahead of Abbie Eaton and Fabienne Wohlwend.

It was a difficult session for second in the championship Abbi Pulling. Pulling was one of a number of drivers to have her lap time deleted early in the session. She could only managed 12th fastest.

Jessica Hawkins took eighth, with Sarah Moore and Emma Kimilainen completing the top 10.

Qualifying result
Pos Driver Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Chadwick 2m02.235s 13
2 Beitske Visser 2m02.246s +0.011s 14
3 Nerea Marti 2m02.339s +0.104s 14
4 Marta Garcia 2m02.359s +0.124s 14
5 Belen Garcia 2m02.572s +0.337s 14
6 Abbie Eaton 2m02.918s +0.683s 14
7 Fabienne Wohlwend 2m02.922s +0.687s 15
8 Jessica Hawkins 2m02.986s +0.751s 14
9 Sarah Moore 2m03.009s +0.774s 14
10 Emma Kimilainen 2m03.018s +0.783s 14
11 Alice Powell 2m03.139s +0.904s 14
12 Abbi Pulling 2m03.345s +1.110s 14
13 Bruna Tomaselli 2m03.475s +1.240s 15
14 Juju Noda 2m03.671s +1.436s 13
15 Tereza Babickova 2m03.828s +1.593s 13
16 Emily De Heus 2m04.016s +1.781s 14
17 Chloe Chambers 2m04.027s +1.792s 14
18 Bianca Bustamante 2m05.659s +3.424s 13