Bailey takes first pole position of the year as Hounsell takes third Production pole

Morgan Bailey has taken his first pole position of the 2022 Milltek Sport Civic Cup season ahead of round thirteen at Brands Hatch, as Loui Hounsell took his third Production class pole of the year.

The fifteen-minute session saw the drivers bedding in early on before Bailey set the first competitive time of 53.806 seconds before championship leader Alistair Camp put his Area Motorsport Civic EP3 on top with a 53.464 and was followed by Dan Thackeray with a 53.498.

With nine minutes to go, the session was red flagged after Dan MacDonald went off into the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend and had to be retrieved by the Marshals. Owen Hillman also had a half spin at the Druids hairpin.

The session went green again and Bailey set his quickest time and claimed pole position with a 53.093 ahead of Matt Luff, who set the second fastest time to start on the front row in the second Area Motorsport Civic EP3.

After his Donington Park podium, Jack Harding has carried on his good form by putting his Cup class Civic EP3 on row two, alongside Camp, who starts behind title rival and teammate Luff. Dan Thackeray will start from fifth place ahead of Will Redford in the fastest of the Pro Alloys Racing trio.

Harvey Caton will start his JWB Motorsport Civic EP3 from seventh place with Max Edmundson, who has switched to Area Motorsport for this event, whilst Matt Crips and debutant Josh Harvey in the guest Pro Alloys Racing entry complete the top ten places for the race one grid.

Making his return to the series with Kinetic Motorsport, Dan MacDonald will start from eleventh place despite his off earlier in the session, ahead of Jordan Brennan.

The fight for the Production class pole position raged between the Jeakins Race Preparation teammates of championship leader Alfie Jeakins and Loui Hounsell, with Jeakins setting the early pace before the session was red flagged.

Once the session resumed, it was Hounsell who set the faster time of 54.904 leaving Jeakins in second place on 55.124. Simon Welch takes third place in the Production class grid, with Rhys Lewis making his return to the championship and taking fourth place after stopping at Graham Hill Bend late in the session.

Race one can be watched on the Civic Cup Official Facebook page and also on the Civic Cup YouTube account from 2.40pm.