Max takes first pole of the season at Oulton Park
This season Max, having won the championship in the Mini Coopers has graduated up to the prestigious Mini JCWs. Often described as ‘a mini touring car’, the JCWs feature some of the most up and coming drivers on their way to BTCC and Max showed he was ready for a great season by grabbing pole position in the first qualifying round at Oulton Park this Easter.
His ascent to the top of the times only occurred towards the end of the session however, which was disturbed by two red flag stoppages.
After a restart of the session, Max was able to gain clean air, and with the help of a tow from his fellow Excelr8 Motorsport teammate, manged to grab pole by just 0011s.
“It’s an amazing start,” Bladon said. “After the red flag restart, I knew I had to get a lap in quickly with a crowded 31-car grid, and it was fortunate that Mark and I were able to get some clear laps in. I’m ecstatic and hope this will carry on into Monday’s races.”