Bruce Winfield managed to secure pole position for the opening Maximum Networks Volkswagen Racing Cup incorporating the Goodyear Touring Car Trophy & TCR UK race at Anglesey, however, there were several big stories that helped shape the grid for race one later on today.

Max Hart set the early going in his Maximum Motorsport prepared Hyundai i30 N TCR with a time of 1.32.511 , with Winfield, Alex Kite, Danny Krywyj and series leader Lewis Kent setting quick times during the first half of the session.

Hart and Winfield began trading times and soon the CUPRA DSG driver was able to lay down a marker of 1:31.880 with seven minutes to which became the target for the rest of the field to aim at.

Krywyj showed great improvement in his Hyundai as he briefly held second place before Dan Kirby put his CUPRA into second place by two hundredths of a second, but Krywyj was able to respond with a better time of 1:31.971, going a tenth slower than Winfield.

The final four minutes of the session saw Jac Constable get into the mix, on a high after his Oulton Park win, with the order being Winfield, Krywyj, Kirby and Hart who then went quicker than Constable on the following lap.

Winfield held on for pole position ahead of Hart and Krywyj, who both look as though they can take the fight to the Area Motorsport driver in the first race, with Kirby and Hugo Cook completing the top five places.

The Essex and Kent Motorsport duo endured a rough session with Bradley Kent finishing in seventh place whilst points leader Lewis ended the session in tenth place, having lost ninth place to Power Maxed Racing’s Wiliam Butler in the dying seconds of the session.

Maximum Motorsport drivers Alex Kite and Jack Depper ended the session in eighth and eleventh places respectively, with race one getting underway around 14:05 due to delays at the circuit.

Race one will be livestreamed on both the TCR UK Facebook page and Youtube channel

Photo from Jakob Ebrey Photography.