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Hartley claims fourth pole.

Brendon Hartley brought Oliver Turvey's run of pole positions in the British Formula 3 International Series to an end by holding his team-mate off to take the top spot at Silverstone.

Having snared a front row spot for the first race of the weekend, Hartley went one better at the second time of asking, the New Zealander the only driver to dip below the 1min 15secs marker all day.

Also well within the shout of the title after his win last time out at Spa-Francorchamps, pole position marks Hartley's fourth top spot of the season.

Turvey will start alongside him in second place after another fine qualifying performance from the 21-year-old, although he left it quite late to slot up above Nick Tandy, who produced a surprise by securing third on the grid on a day when the Mygale teams – particularly the more fancied Ultimate runners - looked considerably off the pace.

Marcus Ericsson will have another second row start in fourth, ahead of Sergio Perez, who will feel confident for the races after out-qualifying key title rival Jaime Alguersuari, the Spaniard down in eighth place for the second race.

Aussie duo Sam Abay and John Martin separate them, while Atte Mustonen and Philip Major round out the top ten, the latter Canadian driver qualifying inside the top ten for the first time in his rookie season.

Outside the top ten, all three Ultimate drivers finished down the order, as did Max Chilton and Walter Grubmuller in the reigning champion Hitech Racing team.

In the National Class, Stefan Wilson claimed his second pole position of the day and 17th overall, ahead of championship leader Jay Bridger in 20th overall and Salman Al-Khalifa in 21st.


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