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Qualifying report

W Series Singapore: Garcia on pole in wet red-flagged qualifying

Marta Garcia secured her second W Series pole position in a rainy and red-flagged qualifying in Singapore.

Marta Garcia

Marta Garcia

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The CortDAO driver set a 2m30.762s on her second attempt to top the timesheet amid the interrupted session, which was red-flagged at the halfway point before ending prematurely.

Sirin Racing’s Beitske Visser took second, with Alice Powell, who sits second in the standings for the Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors team, in third.

Two-time champion Jamie Chadwick, who could seal her third consecutive title this weekend, settled for eighth after she was hampered by traffic on her third attempt.

It was wet throughout the session, with the field emerging on wet weather tyres for their first attempts, as Powell set the benchmark with a 2m31,411s, leading from Garcia and Jessica Hawkins after the first runs, before Chadwick slotted into third for Jenner Racing with a 2m32.972s.

Belen Garcia then took second before Marta Garcia set her pole time, with Chadwick dropped to eighth as others improved.

There was a brief yellow flag in sector 1 around the 10-minute mark as Belen Garcia spun between Turns 3 and 4, the tricky conditions causing the Quantfury driver to lose the rear on the straight.

Chadwick failed to improve on her next run after being stuck behind W Series Academy driver Bianca Bustamante amid the tricky conditions, with visibility very low.

The red flag was thrown with 17 minutes on the clock, with Visser sitting in second place just 0.087s behind Garcia.

The session was restarted with 15 minutes remaining, but the red flag remained at the end of the pitlane, causing some confusion.

Cars returned to the end of the pits before having to be pushed back as the light remained red.

The track then went green five minutes later, with heavy rain continuing to fall.

A yellow flag came after Abbi Pulling was followed into the Turn 20 runoff by Racing X teammate Bruna Tomaselli, before the session was ended early.

Belen Garcia will line up fourth for tomorrow’s race, with Hawkins and Pulling in fifth and sixth respectively.

Sarah Moore starts seventh for Scuderia W, with Chadwick, Fabienne Wohlwend (CortDAO) and Puma’s Emma Kimilainen rounding off the top 10.

W Series Singapore - Qualifying Results

 Cla   Nº   Driver   Entrant   Time  Gap
19  Marta Garcia CortDAO Racing W Series Team 2'30.762  
95  Beitske Visser Sirin Racing W Series Team 2'30.849 0.087
27  Alice Powell Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors W Series Team 2'31.411 0.649
22  Belén García Quantfury Racing W Series Team 2'32.145 1.383
21  Jessica Hawkins Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors W Series Team 2'32.410 1.648
49  Abbi Pulling Racing X 2'32.447 1.685
26  Sarah Moore Scuderia W 2'32.815 2.053
55  Jamie Chadwick Jenner Racing 2'32.972 2.210
F.Wohlwend CortDAO Racing W Series Team 2'33.516 2.754
10  Emma Kimiläinen Puma W Series Team 2'34.729 3.967
11  Chloe Chambers Jenner Racing 2'34.774 4.012
12  44  Abbie Eaton Scuderia W 2'35.530 4.768
13  17  Ayla Agren Puma W Series Team 2'36.271 5.509
14  Emely de Heus Sirin Racing W Series Team 2'36.272 5.510
15  32  Nerea Martí Quantfury Racing W Series Team 2'36.872 6.110
16  97  Bruna Tomaselli Racing X 2'37.769 7.007
17  10  Juju Noda W Series Academy 2'43.567 12.805
18  B.Bustamante W Series Academy 2'44.415 13.653

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