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James Littlejohn and Jack Mitchell put the #24 Macmillan AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 on pole position for Round 6 of the 2017 British GT Championship at Silverstone.
The scene was set for a front-row grid position after James Littlejohn had lapped the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in 2:01.741 in the first qualifying session, 1.122 seconds quicker than second-placed Rick Parfitt in the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3.
Jack Mitchell then took the #24 car over for the second session and put in a 2:01.832, over 1 second slower than Seb Morris in the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley but sufficient to give Macmillan AMR pole position by .092 seconds after the two times were combined.
Team Parker Racing will start second on the grid with the Parfitt/Morris #31 Bentley Continental GT3. Third on the grid in the premier class will be the #21 Spirit of Race Ferrari F488 GT3 after Matt Griffin put in the second quickest time of the second session with a 2:00.441.
The GT4 class pole position was set by #99 Stratton Motorsport Lotus Evora after Gavan Kershaw and Stuart Hall lapped in 2:12.064 and 2:12.203 respectively to take pole by over two seconds from the #55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 piloted by William Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton.
Third on the grid for the GT4 class will be the #86 GPRM Toyota GT86 with Stefan Hodgetts and James Fletcher sharing the driving duties.
The lights go out for Sunday June 11’s three-hour race, the ‘blue-riband’ event of the British GT calendar at 13:35. The weather forecast suggests rain later this evening which could wash some rubber off the track but a dry, cloudy but warm race-day.