Clement Novalak and Nicolai Kjaergaard are the early leaders of the 2018 Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup standings, after the first race weekend of action at Oulton Park.
Novalak was the first qualifying pole sitter of the year, setting a time of 1m30.866s on Saturday to give him a front row berth for race one. Unfortunately a slow start in the race and contact with Krish Mahadik meant the Brit wasn’t able to capitalise on his pole, but was enough to demonstrate his speed.
Kjaergaard meanwhile claimed pole for race three by virtue of fastest race lap from races one and two. With the dry weather on Saturday meaning the opening contest was much the quicker, Kjaergaard’s 1m31.047s was 0.166s quicker than Linus Lundqvist, earning him his second BRDC British F3 pole position. The Dane converted pole to victory, his first in British F3.
Tristan Charpentier started race two from pole, and finished second in the race.
There is a £3,400 prize fund for The Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup; £150 and a trophy for the pole position winner for races one and three each weekend, a trophy for the pole position starter for race two, plus £1,000 for the driver with the most poles.
The award is named after Jack Cavill, who played a vital supporting role in the early careers of several notable drivers from the 1960s onwards.
The prizes are presented at each round by Jack's son John, who has followed in his father's footsteps, and has become a very popular addition to the British F3 paddock amongst drivers and teams alike.
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