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Stuart Oliver takes Truck Racing pole position at Brands Hatch

Saturday, March 26 2016

Stuart Oliver beat reigning British Truck Racing Champion Mat Summerfield to pole position at Brands Hatch today (Saturday), ahead of the opening rounds of the 2016 season.

Ten-time champion Oliver held an advantage of almost half a second over the four-time champion, with Oliver's team-mate Shane Brereton third in his new MAN rig. Former champion David Jenkins was fourth, whilst last year's title challenger Ryan Smith could only managed sixth place.

Local Group B champion Steve Powell was eighth in his first appearance with his new MAN truck in the top group, two places ahead of Michael Oliver, Stuart's son, who is making his championship debut this weekend.

British Truck Racing Championship Class A Qualifying
1, Stuart Oliver, Volvo, 1:10.758s
2, Mat Summerfield, MAN, +0.455s
3, Shane Brereton, MAN, +2.443s
4, David Jenkins, MAN, +2.576s
5, Steven Thomas, MAN, +2.975s

Frans Smith claimed a comfortable pole position for Class B, ahead of Adam Bint and newcomer John Bowler. Rody Smit was next up, ahead of Ryan Colson and local runners Simon Cole and John Powell.

British Truck Racing Championship Class B Qualifying
1, Frans Smit, Scania, 1:22.842s
2, Adam Bint, Volvo, +0.850s
3, John Bowler, Foden, +1.531s
4, Rody Smit, Volvo, +1.588
5, Ryan Colson, Foden Alpha, +1.833s

The second day of the Easter Truck Racing at Brands Hatch also features off-track entertainment, with even more family-themed fun on Easter Monday. Click here for spectator information about the event.

Tickets to Easter Truck Racing at Brands Hatch are available on the gate for £15 on Sunday and £24 on Easter Monday with free entry to under-13s and a special teen rate for 13-15 year-olds. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.