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Josh Cook unhappy with ‘terrible’ session despite second row start

Josh Cook insisted he was far from happy with qualifying for his home round of the BTCC season at Thruxton, despite qualifying on the second row of the grid.

The One Motorsport driver topped the times in both free practice sessions at the fastest circuit on the calendar, and was hot favourite to secure pole for the first time this season.

As it was, Cook found himself qualifying third on the grid behind Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram and despite being in a position to add to his record-breaking win tally, was disappointed with how the session panned out.

“That was a terrible session and I’m not happy with it,” he said. “We really struggled, and there is nothing really to say. The car didn’t feel like the car we had in practice and I don’t know if there was fluid down from an earlier session but our car was set-up to run in the edge and there was no grip.

“It was the worst session I’ve had here in year,s as we have come here and done a good job and should have been rewarded with pole. I have nothing to lose tomorrow so we’ll see what happens.”