David Brabham , at the wheel of the #5 Brabham BT62 , took pole position for Race One of the Dunlop Endurance Championship run by Britcar ‘Into The Night’ double-header.
Brabham lapped the iconic 1.208 mile Kentish circuit in 46.674 seconds, 1.798 seconds quicker than the Mike Moss / Ollie Hancock-crewed #18 Moss Motorsport BMW M1 E82 in which Hancock put in a 48.472. Moss and Hancock were quickest of the Class 2 field.
Completely the top three on the grid for Saturday November 9’s 60-minute race will be the #84 VR Motorsport Praga R1T which Tim Gray lapped in 48.589.
Will Powell took the #5 Brabham out first and stood at the top of the timing screens with a 49.51 before handing over to David Brabham, the driver change allowing the Brabham Automotive crew to switch from wet tyres to slicks as the track continued to dry.
Tim Gray, in the #84 VR Motorsport Praga R1T, immediately went quicker with a 49.243 as David Brabham got up to speed in the slick-shod BT62.
As the session approached the final 10 minutes, quickest of the Class 2 entries was the Alan Purbrick / David Brise #65 ALP Racing Saker RAPX which had lapped in 50.547 before the Moss/Hancock #18 BMW 1M E82 put in a 49.927.
As the session counted down, David Brabham regained provisional pole for the #5 car with a 47.866, nearly a second quicker than the #84 Praga. Brabham quickly improved with 47.552 followed by a 46.674.