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Walker and Taylor share GB4 poles at Silverstone

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Championship leader Alex Walker was fastest in qualifying at the latest round of the GB4 Championship on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

The Elite Motorsport driver set a 2m01.823s lap to take pole for race one, while Nikolas Taylor’s second-best time secured race two pole for Fortec Motorsports.

Megan Gilkes led the timesheets at the halfway stage, ahead of Fortec’s Jessica Edgar, after recording a 2m04.187s effort. The Hillspeed driver then found almost two seconds on her next lap to remain in front, with Taylor 0.067s behind.

But Walker then set a time within 0.3s of his pre-event testing pace to move to the front, with his team-mate Jack Sherwood ending up 0.065s behind to secure a front-row starting spot for Saturday’s opening race.

Taylor improved on his final tour to end the session third overall, 0.376s behind Walker. Having been unable to improve, Gilkes was also pipped to fourth by Max Marzorati, who will also line up ahead of his team-mate from second in race two.

Fortec’s Elias Edestam was another to improve on his final lap to finish sixth, 0.030s clear of Kevin Mills Racing’s Jarrod Waberski.

Lucas Romanek was eighth fastest on his GB4 debut for Oldfield Motorsport ahead of Edgar and KMR’s Tom Mills. Logan Hannah was the quickest of the Graham Brunton Racing duo in 11th.

Qualifying round-up

Race 1 grid
1 Alex Walker Elite 2m01.823s
2 Jack Sherwood Elite +0.065s
3 Nikolas Taylor Fortec +0.311s
4 Max Marzorati Hillspeed +0.389s
5 Megan Gilkes Hillspeed +0.590s
6 Elias Adestam Fortec +0.864s
7 Jarrod Waberski Kevin Mills Racing +0.894s
8 Lucas Romanek Oldfield Motorsport +1.310s
9 Jessica Edgar Fortec +1.438s
10 Tom Mills Kevin Mills Racing +2.234s

Race 2 grid
1 Taylor 2m02.313s
2 Marzorati +0.132s
3 Gilkes +0.332s
4 Walker +0.341s
5 Waberski +0.486s
6 Adestam +0.495s
7 Sherwood +0.785s
8 Romanek +1.004s
9 Edgar +1.068s
10 Mills +1.875s