Newsham “Surprised At Pace”

Dave Newsham will start today’s first race of the day from the second row of the grid after an excellent qualifying performance saw him finish just 0.054 seconds behind the pole position time set by Frank Wrathall.

Newsham, in the Team ES Racing Vauxhall Vectra, was at the forefront of the session for the majority and as the times started to tumble, so did Daves which showed with his time of 1:57.649 being set late on in the session with his last lap of the day.

“I’m happy with today, and I’m surprised at our pace in comparison to the NGTCs,” said Dave following the session. “We know we have great race pace as we did a long run this morning and were competitive times.”

“I’ll be looking to get off the grid cleanly and let the grid sort themselves out before we can see where we are. I’ll be attacking early, and if we have the pace I’ll be going for the win, we just have to see how we get on.”

Photo Credit: Pete Mainey

James Mappin

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