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Tom Mills dominates qualifying at GB4 opener

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Tom Mills was comfortably quickest in GB4 qualifying at Oulton Park to take pole position for the opening two races of the season.

Driving for his father Kevin’s rebranded KMR Sport team, Mills continued his dominant form from testing, leading the way by 0.7 seconds from Fortec Motorsports’ Colin Queen with an early benchmark of 1m34.988s.

He then improved his advantage further by posting a 1m34.592s, with Fox Motorsport’s Liam McNeilly improving to second, some 0.8s off the pace.

Jeremy Fairbairn moved to within 0.25s of his team-mate Mills to grab second, with Evans GP’s Cooper Webster climbing to third.

Mills was the final driver to cross the line before the chequered flag fell, but was not able to improve further. Fairbairn remained second to secure an all- KMR front row for Saturday’s opener, with Webster 0.414s off the pace in third and Queen a further 0.3s behind in fourth.

McNeilly was fifth ahead of Elite Motorsport duo Josh Irfan and Harri Reynolds, while karting graduate Harry Burgoyne Jr will make his first car racing start in eighth for Graham Brunton Racing.

Webster will line up from second for race two, his second-best time almost a second off Mills’ pole effort for that encounter. McNeilly will start third and Queen fourth.

Qualifying round-up

Race 1 grid
1 Tom Mills KMR Sport 1m34.592s
2 Jeremy Fairbairn KMR Sport +0.247s
3 Cooper Webster Evans GP +0.414s
4 Colin Queen Fortec Motorsports +0.746s
5 Liam McNeilly Fox Motorsport +0.806s
6 Josh Irfan Elite Motorsport +0.840s
7 Harri Reynolds Elite Motorsport +1.287s
8 Harry Burgoyne Jr Graham Brunton Racing +1.302s
9 Ruhaan Alva Fortec Motorsports +1.451s
10 Jason Conzo Oldfield Motorsport +1.718s

Race 2 grid
1 Mills 1m34.607s
2 Webster +0.961s
3 McNeilly +1.051s
4 Queen +1.082s
5 Irfan +1.110s
6 Fairbairn +1.160s
7 Burgoyne +1.318s
8 Reynolds +1.380s
9 Alva +1.692s
10 Sid Smith Fox Motorsport +1.887s