British F3 - Frederick flies to double pole at Donington Park

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Frederick flies to double pole at Donington Park

Frederick flies to double pole at Donington Park

Saturday 19 September 2020

Carlin's Kaylen Frederick returned to form with an emphatic double pole at Donington Park this morning (Saturday).

The American driver, who relinquished the championship lead last time out at Brands Hatch, set a string of times good enough for pole position, and was the only driver to enter the 1m24s bracket, securing him pole position for races one and three, with the race three grid decided by each driver's second best times. 

Frederick's best time of 1m24.804s was over two tenths clear of anyone else in an otherwise very close session, with Douglas Motorsport's Ulysse De Pauw claiming second on the race one grid, 0.235s away from the Carlin driver and 0.040s clear of Hitech GP's championship leader Kush Maini. The Indian driver was one of a number of drivers who lost times early in the session for exceeding track limits, but still secured positions towards the front of the grid in both races, and will start second for race three.

Improved lap times were still incoming when Double R's Benjamin Pedersen brought out the red flags with two minutes still remaining, with the Danish-American driver going off into the barriers at Coppice, sustaining light damage to the front of his car. 

Hillspeed's Sasakorn Chaimongkol was fourth quickest, half a tenth away from Maini and 0.010s ahead of Lanan Racing's Bart Horsten, with Carlin's testing pace setter Nazim Azman sixth, just under a tenth of a second further back. 

Reece Ushijima looked set to start towards the front of the grid for Hitech GP before securing seventh, 0.009s behind Azman and 0.046s ahead of Pedersen.

Hillspeed's Oliver Clarke and Douglas Motorsport's Kiern Jewiss completed the top-10, the pair separated by 0.005 seconds, and the top-10 covered by 0.637 seconds. 

Double R Racing's Louis Foster, a front row starter at Donington last month was 11th fastest this time around, 0.038s away from a top-10 berth, and 0.063s clear of Douglas Motorsport's Manaf Hijjawi.

Frank Bird was the fastest of the three series newcomers, the Fortec driver claiming 13th on the race one grid, 0.043s in front of Chris Dittmann Racing's Josh Skelton, with Bird's teammate and fellow newcomer Roberto Faria securing 15th, just 0.007s further back. 

Lanan's Piers Prior was 16th quickest and within 0.9 seconds of pole position, and a quarter of a second ahead of the final newcomer, Chris Dittmann Racing's Alex Fores, who was just 0.003s clear of Lanan's Josh Mason.

Frederick secured race three pole by 0.271s from Maini, with De Pauw third and 0.004s behind. Chaimingkol will start fourth again ahead of Azman and Horsten. Ushijima, Pedersen, Jewiss and Foster complete the race three top-10, with the full provisional order shown below.

Race one starts at 14.55, with live timing available by clicking here

BRDC British F3 Championship, Donington Park provisional qualifying result:

1. Kaylen Frederick, Carlin, 1m24.804s
2. Ulysse De Pauw, Douglas Motorsport, +0.235s
3. Kush Maini, Hitech GP, +0.275s
4. Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Hillspeed, +0.322s
5. Bart Horsten, Lanan Racing, +0.332s
6. Nazim Azman, Carlin, +0.419s
7. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +0.428s
8. Benjamin Pedersen, Double R Racing, +0.474s
9. Oliver Clarke, Hillspeed, +0.632s
10. Kiern Jewiss, Douglas Motorsport, +0.637s
11. Louis Foster, Double R Racing, +0.675s
12. Manaf Hijjawi, Douglas Motorsport, +0.738s
13. Frank Bird, Fortec Motorsports, +0.785s
14. Josh Skelton, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.828s
15. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, +0.835s
16. Piers Prior, Lanan Racing, +0.873s
17. Alex Fores, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.109s
18. Josh Mason, Lanan Racing, +1.112s

BRDC British F3 Championship, Donington Park, provisional race three grid:

1. Kaylen Frederick, Carlin, 1m24.855s
2. Kush Maini, Hitech GP, +0.271s
3. Ulysse De Pauw, Douglas Motorsport, +0.275s
4. Sasakorn Chaimongkol, Hillspeed, +0.351s
5. Nazim Azman, Carlin, +0.442s
6. Bart Horsten, Lanan Racing, +0.451s
7. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +0.496s
8. Benjamin Pedersen, Double R Racing, +0.592s
9. Kiern Jewiss, Douglas Motorsport, +0.600s
10. Louis Foster, Double R Racing, +0.705s
11. Oliver Clarke, Hillspeed, +0.758s
12. Frank Bird, Fortec Motorsports, +0.779s
13. Manaf Hijjawi, Douglas Motorsport, +0.786s
14. Josh Skelton, Chris Dittmann Racing, +0.866s
15. Piers Prior, Lanan Racing, +0.874s
16. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, +0.957s
17. Josh Mason, Lanan Racing, +1.111s
18. Alex Fores, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.237s

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