Fabienne Wohlwend takes maiden W Series pole at Misano

Fabienne Wolhwend claimed her first W Series pole position for Saturday's Misano round, beating championship leader Jamie Chadwick by just 0.044.

The Lichenstein-born driver benefitted from her previous experience at the Misano Circuit, having competed there in the Ferrari Challenge, to set a chart-topping time of 1:33.283 half way through the qualifying session.

Chadwick set the early pace, but that lap didn't hold up as the track conditions improved and she slipped down the order, before a late flyer sent her back up to second.

Beitske Visser will lead the second row from third. She looked competitive but just fell short of deposing Chadwick from second with a time of 1:33.483.

Alice Powell will start fourth, having snatched the position in the closing minutes of the session, pipping Vicky Piria by a tenth, ahead of Miki Koyama, Marta Garcia and Esmee Hawkey.

The top ten was completed by Sarah Moore and Tasmin Pepper.

Misano - Qualifying Result

Pos Driver Time Gap
1 Flag   Fabienne Wohlwend 1:33.283
2 Flag   Jamie Chadwick 1:33.327 0.044
3 Flag   Beitske Visser 1:33.483 0.200
4 Flag   Alice Powell 1:33.860 0.577
5 Flag   Vicky Piria 1:33.981 0.698
6 Flag   Miki Koyama 1:34.044 0.761
7 Flag   Marta Garcia 1:34.078 0.795
8 Flag   Esmee Hawkey 1:34.268 0.985
9 Flag   Sarah Moore 1:34.474 1.191
10 Flag   Tasmin Pepper 1:34.519 1.236
11 Flag   Vivien Keszthelyi 1:34.525 1.242
12 Flag   Gosia Rdest 1:34.689 1.406
13 Flag   Sarah Bovy 1:34.844 1.561
14 Flag   Naomi Schiff 1:34.885 1.602
15 Flag   Sabre Cook 1:34.975 1.692
16 Flag   Megan Gilkes 1:35.269 1.986
17 Flag   Jessica Hawkins 1:35.284 2.001
18 Flag   Shea Holbrook 1:35.677 2.394
19 Flag   Caitlin Wood 1:36.195