The 2016 British GT Championship draws to a close with the final meeting of the year at Donington Park on the weekend of September 10 – 11.
The meeting will comprise of a two-hour race on Sunday September 11, in contrast to the two one-hour races format which fans enjoyed at a sun-drenched Snetterton on August 7.
The race for the GT3 Teams Championship will be a shoot-out between TF Sport, current leaders, and Barwell Motorsport, double winners at Snetterton, with less than 15 points separating the two teams. TF Sport looked the early favourites at the start of the season with wins in the first two rounds at Brands Hatch and Rockingham and again at Round Six at Spa-Francorchamps. Barwell Motorsport, however, took victories at Oulton Park in Round Three and again at Silverstone and the double-header at Snetterton and will go into the final round at Donington with momentum and confidence,
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Barwell Motorsport made it two wins in a row when the #33 Lamborghini Huracán, driven by Phil Keen and, across the line, Jon Minshaw, won race Two (Round Eight) of the 2016 British GT Championship at a sun-drenched Snetterton.
In second place was the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin GT3 driven by Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam. Completing the podium positions was the #7 AMDtuning.com BMW Z4 GT3 driven by Lee Mowle and Jon Osborne, the car that was first across the line but demoted to fifth in Race One.
Phil Keen, in the #33 Barwell Motorsports car, led from pole position, chased by the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Jonny Adam at the wheel. Both drivers pushed hard as fastest laps were exchanged.
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Phil Keen, in the #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 took second as the chequered flag fell on Round Seven of the 2016 British GT Championship at Snetterton, behind the #7 AMDTuning.com BMW Z4 GT3 with Joe Osborne at the wheel.
Osborne, however, had already been given a drive-through penalty for an infringement with minutes to go. Choosing not to take the penalty but to question the decision at the finish, Osborne stayed out to take the victory on track. Minutes after the end of the race, the stewards imposed a 30 second penalty on Osborne which relegated the #7 BMW Z4 GT3 to fifth overall.
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In close-fought qualifying sessions, TF Sport and Barwell Motorsport battled for pole honours in GT3.
Mark Farmer, in the #11 Spa-winning TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3, took pole with a 1:49.422 in the GT3 Am ten-minute qualifying session to establish the grid for Race One. Farmer narrowly moved head of the #3 Barwell Motorsport Jon Minshaw – Phil Keen Lamborghini Huracán GT3 who held pole position for much of the session. The #33 Barwell Motorsport car, with Jon Minshaw at the wheel, set a 1:49.477.
Third on a the grid for race one will be #17 TF Sport Aston Vantage GT3 after Derek Johnston set a 1:49.839.
The GT3 Pro qualifying session to establish the grid for Race Two again saw a battle between Barwell Motorsport and TF Sport. This time Barwell Motorsport came out on top with Phil Keen in the #33 Lamborghini Huracán taking pole position with the narrowest of margins. Keen set a pole time of 1:47.167.
Second on the grid will be the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin in which Jonny Adam put in a 1:47.218, just .051 behind the #33 car. Barwell Motorsport had a solid qualifying session with Alexander Sims putting the #6 Huracán third on the grid with a 1:47.557.
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The #6 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3, driven by Liam Griffin and Alexander Sims, set the fastest time across both morning practice sessions, ahead of qualifying starting at 16:10.
Sims set a time of 1:47.733 towards the end of the second practice session, beating the time set by Jonny Adam in the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the first session of 1:47.909.
Adam, in the #17 TF Sport car, was second quickest in the second session, setting a 1:48.075 with over 33 minutes remaining, a time which looked unbeatable at one stage.
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The championship-leading #17 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3, driven by Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam, topped the time sheets in Free Practice 1 for rounds seven and eight of the British GT Championship at Snetterton.
Adam set the fastest time of the 60-minute session with a 1:47.909 which he set early in the session. The #33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3, driven by Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen was second quickest with a 1:48.130 set by Keen. The #79 Alasdair McCaig / Rob Bell Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 650S GT3 completed the top three in the first practice session with a 1:48.608 set by Bell.
In GT4 a 1:58.282 was sufficient to set fastest time and that was achieved by the #44 Generation AMR Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driven by James Holder and Matthew George with George at the wheel. The Drivers Championship-leading #50 PMW World Expo Racing / Optimum Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 of Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson set the second fastest time with a 1:58.975, driven by Johnson. The Lanan Racing #51 Ginetta G55 GT4 was third quickest with a 1:59.081 set by Alex Reed.
Century Motorsport had a frustrating session with the #40 Ginetta G55 GT4 suffering from an engine issues at the start of the session which required an engine change and, as a result, no times set. The #73 car, driven by Anna Walewska and Nathan Freke, set the ninth quickest time in the session with a 1:59.478 but an incident at Hamilton while Walewska was at the wheel required a trip to the garage for repairs.
The fifty-minute FP2 session is scheduled to start at 12:15.