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Mills dominates GB4 qualifying at Silverstone

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Tom Mills continued his strong form from pre-event testing by securing a double pole in GB4 qualifying on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

The Kevin Mills Racing driver lapped 0.106 seconds faster than Fortec Motorsports’ Colin Queen in the 15-minute session, with Liam McNeilly third for Fox Motorsport.

It didn’t take long for Mills to set the pace, dispatching Cooper Webster from top spot on his third lap with a 1m00.847s, with McNeilly and Ruhaan Alva moving into second and third.

Queen moved to within 0.034s of Mills, who then slightly extended his advantage with a 1m00.775s lap. Laptimes stagnated in the session’s second half, though Mills improved on his second-best effort to make sure of both race one and two poles.

Webster finished qualifying 0.7s off the pace in fourth ahead of fellow Australian Jack Clifford. Fortec duo Alva and Aditya Kulkarni were sixth and seventh ahead of Harry Burgoyne Jr and VRD’s debutant Zack Ping. The top-nine starting order will be the same for both races one and two.

Qualifying round-up

Race 1 grid
1 Tom Mills Kevin Mills Racing 2m00.775s
2 Colin Queen Fortec Motorsports +0.106s
3 Liam McNeilly Fox Motorsport +0.145s
4 Cooper Webster Evans GP +0.734s
5 Jack Clifford Kevin Mills Racing + 0.791s
6 Ruhaan Alva Fortec Motorsports +0.848s
7 Aditya Kulkarni Fortec Motorsports +1.184s
8 Harry Burgoyne Jnr Graham Brunton Racing +1.752s
9 Zack Ping VRD +1.830s
10 Sid Smith Fox Motorsport +2.019s

Race 2 grid
1 Mills 2m00.818s
2 Queen +0.135s
3 McNeilly +0.390s
4 Webster +0.753s
5 Clifford +0.861s
6 Alva +1.071s
7 Kulkarni +1.252s
8 Burgoyne Jnr +1.742s
9 Ping +2.070s
10 Evans +2.298s