Photo: British GT Championship / Jakob Ebrey Photography.
Graham Davidson and Jonny Adam put the #47 TF Sport Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3 on pole for Round Six of the 2019 British GT Championship after Davidson lapped the 4.02 kms Derbyshire circuit in 1:27.810 and teammate Adam put in a 1:26.982 to produce an aggregate lap time of 2:54.792. The pole position was the second consecutive quickest time in qualifying for the #47 car in 2019 and the first time that Graham Davidson has finished quickest in his session in the British GT Championship.
Joining the #47 car on the front row of the grid will be the #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán driven by Michael Igoe and Dennis Lind after Igoe lapped in 1:28.390 and Lind put in a 1:26.753, the quickest time of the GT3 Pro qualifying session.
Completing the top three in the GT3 category was the #22 Balfe Motorsport McLaren 720S GT3 in which Shaun Balfe and Rob Bell produced an aggregate lap time of 2:55.322.
Leaders in the GT3 drivers standings, Adam Balon and Phil keen in the #72 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini, will start from fourth on the grid.
The GT3 Pro qualifying session was red-flagged with 6:25 remaining after Callum Macleod, at the wheel of the #6 RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3, went in to the gravel at The Esses. The #6 car required recovery and the session resumed after a delay of six minutes.
Taking pole position in the GT4 category was the #15 Multimatic Motorsports Europe Ford Mustang, piloted by Scott Maxwell and Seb Priaulx, who lapped in an aggregate time of 3:10.636, .238 seconds quicker than the #4 Tolman Motorsport McLaren 570S GT4, driven by Josh Smith and James Dorlin, which lapped in an aggregate of 3:10.874.
Third quickest in the GT4 category was the #57 HHC Motorsport McLaren 570S GT4 in which Callum Pointon and Dean Macdonald lapped in an aggregate time of 3:10.995
Graham Davidson, teammate of Jonny Adam in the #47 TF Sport Aston Martin V8 Vantage, was delighted at the pole position but was firmly focused on the race win in Sunday June 22’s two-hour race.
“There’s been a lot of pressure building up to this one and it was great to get pole at Silverstone but this is the first time I’ve qualified top in my session in British GT so that’s really nice to finally get that,” said Graham Davidson. “It’s a case (now) of focusing and getting the job done. At the moment, I’m not really worried if I have a good time or not, I just want to win the race.”
The lights go out for Round Six of the 2019 British GT Championship at 13:10 on Sunday June 23.