Jamie Chadwick takes dominant pole for title decider

Jamie Chadwick will start from pole position for the title deciding season finale of the W Series at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

Chadwick, who only needs a podium finish to guarantee her the title and $500,000 prize pot, took a dominant pole with more than three-tenths splitting her and fellow British driver Alice Powell.

Esmee Hawkey secured her best qualifying result of the season in third to make it an all-British top-three with Emma Kimilainen lining up fourth. The Assen race winner looked set to challenge for pole but made some late mistakes, running wide at Westfield, forcing her to abort one of her flying laps.

Chadwick's title rival Beitske Visser could only muster fifth place as she finished 0.785s adrift with a time of 1:23.210, meaning her challenge of closing a 13-point gap will be even more difficult now.

Fabienne Wohlwend was sixth quickest ahead of Miki Koyama, Sarah Moore, Jessica Hawkins and Vicky Piria completing the top ten.

Brands Hatch - Qualifying Result

Pos Driver Time Gap
1 Flag   Jamie Chadwick 1:22.425
2 Flag   Alice Powell 1:22.793 0.368
3 Flag   Esmee Hawkey 1:22.864 0.439
4 Flag   Emma Kimilainen 1:22.901 0.476
5 Flag   Beitske Visser 1:23.210 0.785
6 Flag   Fabienne Wohlwend 1:23.210 0.785
7 Flag   Miki Koyama 1:23.326 0.901
8 Flag   Sarah Moore 1:23.534 1.109
9 Flag   Jessica Hawkins 1:23.572 1.147
10 Flag   Vicky Piria 1:23.607 1.182
11 Flag   Marta Garcia 1:23.801 1.376
12 Flag   Sabre Cook 1:23.850 1.425
13 Flag   Gosia Rdest 1:24.218 1.793
14 Flag   Caitlin Wood 1:24.316 1.891
15 Flag   Tasmin Pepper 1:24.338 1.913
16 Flag   Sarah Bovy 1:24.570 2.145
17 Flag   Vivien Keszthelyi 1:24.775 2.350
18 Flag   Megan Gilkes 1:24.870 2.445
19 Flag   Shea Holbrook 1:25.202
20 Flag   Naomi Schiff 1:25.351