L&T Motorsport

Files takes tight pole for Bahrain finale

Josh Files has claimed the final pole position of the inaugural TCR Middle East Championship in Bahrain for the Lap57 Honda Civic squad.

The qualifying was extremely tight with Davit Kajaia’s Alfa Romeo Guilietta just 0.068s behind the Brit who at the top of the timesheets strengthens his championship attack from third spot.

Luca Engstler took third, just 0.101s adrift of Files in his Volkswagon Golf with his Engstler Motorsport teammates Brandon Gdovic and Giacomo Altoe fourth and fifth respevtively.

Gdovic has lead the championship since the first round at Dubai Autodrome in January but will come under intense pressure from Engstlet and Files come race day.

James Bourke

TCR correspondent

Photo:TCR media

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