Chris Symon dominates Taupō qualifying; Foster sixth

Chris Symon has topped the final qualifying session of the 2020-21 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. Symon dominated the session, beating the next best driver, Leo Scott, by 1.3-seconds.

Starting from third place will be rookie racer Hayden Bakkerus who was 0.7s adrift of Scott. Just 0.1s from third was Zach Blincoe who set a 1:58.650 on the greasy track. Louis Sharp was next fastest in fifth place.

Championship chaser Liam Foster didn’t get the start he would’ve wanted to his weekend. Foster qualified in sixth-place, some 2.5s off the pace of the pole-sitting Symon.

Next in the starting queue is Jensen Foster who set a time just 0.7s off his brother. SpeedSport Scholarship driver Dylan Grant will start in eighth place while Mason Potter and Craig Greenwood fill out the fifth row of the grid in ninth and tenth.

Toby McCormack set a time good enough to start 11th and will start with Andrew Tierney alongside him on the grid in 12th. Cory Silk will start 13th on his NZ Formula First Championship debut with Rob Baker 14th.