Josh Cook admits ‘it was good to turn it around’ after P2 in Brands Hatch qualifying

BTC Racing’s Josh Cook admitted he was “happy” to finish second in qualifying in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, although he “wanted pole” after missing out behind teammate Senna Proctor.

Cook, who had finished low down the leaderboards in the two free practice sessions earlier in the day, had been on provisional pole before his teammate pipped him to the position at the Kent circuit, with the pair being split by just 0.011 seconds.

“(I am) Pleased with that,” said Cook at the end of the session on Saturday.

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“I had a difficult morning and it was good to turn it around. I was carrying a bit of success balance as well, so yeah, (I’m) happy.

“I wanted pole, I thought we might have been able to grab it but if somebody is going to faster at least its my teammate. It’ll help in the teams championship!”

Going into the final three races of the 2021 season, Cook lies fifth in the championship standings and remains in mathematical contention for the title, although would need a number of results to go in his favour on Sunday.

The Honda Civic driver currently sits 21 points behind nearest rival Jake Hill in the Drivers Standings and a total of 66 behind championship leader Ash Sutton.

Tomorrows opening race of the day is set to get underway at 11:30 BST.

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