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2017 Le Mans and Blancpain GT champion Jonny Adam set the pace in FP2 for Round Nine of the 2017 British GT Championship. The reigning GT3 champion set a 1:25.864 around the GP Brands Hatch GP circuit in the #1 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 on his final flying lap of the session after he crossed the line two seconds before the chequered flag was shown.
Second fastest in the session was Phil Keen in the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 with a 1:26.122 set early in a session that was interrupted by two Red Flags. The first was shown when the #7 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 went off at Turn Five, Hawthorns, with Callum Macleod at the wheel. The session was only briefing suspended and the #7 car suffered no significant damage.
The second Red Flag occurred with 35 minutes to go when Mark Farmer, driving the #11 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage, had an excursion into the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend. There was no damage to the car and, following recovery, Jon Barnes put in the third fastest time of the session with a 1:26.129.
Topping the time sheets in the GT4 class was the William Tregurtha / Stuart Middleton #55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 which put in a 1:32.828. Second quickest was the #51 Lanan Racing Ginetta G55 GT4 with a 1:32.946.
Qualifying begins at 16:25 with the GT3 Am drivers qualifying first in the four ten-minute sessions. The weather forecast is looking highly unpredictable leading up to the qualifying sessions.
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Team Parker Racing posted the fastest two times in the first practice session for Round Nine of the 2017 British GT Championship.
Seb Morris, driving the #31 Bentley Continental GT3 he shares with Rick Parfitt, posted a 1:26.038, .172 seconds faster than the sister #7 Bentley in which Callum Macleod set a 1:26.210 early in an interrupted session.
The session began on a track that was still damp in places from early-morning rain. Tom Hibbert, driving the #19 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3, went off at Turn 8 after 15 minutes, bringing out a red flag which halted the hour-long session for 17 minutes. The off-track excursion caused significant damage to the #19 car and it retired to the garage for the remainder of FP1.
Continue reading Team Parker Racing Tops Time Sheets In British GT FP1 At Brands Hatch (05.08.17)
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The 2017 British GT Championship visits Brands Hatch in Kent on August 5 and 6 for Round Nine, the penultimate round, as the season draws to a conclusion next month at Donington.
31 cars will take to the grid for a two-hour race on the full GP circuit, 10 in the premier category and 21 in the GT4 class.
An addition to the GT3 grid is the #19 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT3 which will be piloted by Tom Hibbert and Ben Tuck. Hibbert has considerable experience in Ginettas and currently sits in third place in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup. Tuck has less experience in the marque but has driven a Ginetta G55 GT4 in GT Cup this year.
Continue reading British GT Championship Visits Brands Hatch For Penultimate Round (02.08.17)