Pole position for Round Three of the 2021 Intelligent Money British GT Championship was taken by the #6 RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 driven by Ian Loggie and Yelmer Buurman who lapped the 2.498 mile Donington circuit in an aggregate time of 2:55.302, .051 seconds quicker than the #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Michael Igoe and Phil Keen.
Completing the top three on the grid for Sunday July 11’s two-hour contest will be the #1 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini with Adam Balon and Sandy Mitchell sharing the driving duties. Balon and Mitchell lapped in an aggregate time of 3:11.508.
The #8 Team Abba Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Richard and Sam Neary was unable to get out for qualifying due to the damage caused by an exploding brake disc in FP2 that was found to be irrepairable in time for the two ten-minute sessions.
Ian Loggie at the wheel of the #6 RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 set the early pace by setting the quickest time in the first GT3 qualifying session with a 1:28.195 followed by a 1:28.265 from Michael Igoe in the #18 WPI Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Yelmer Burman was pushing the #6 Mercedes to the limit as he sought to turn Ian Loggie’s provisional pole into actual pole. Two of Buurman’s lap times were disallowed for track limit infringements before the Dutchman put in a 1:27.107 to put the Mercedes to the top of the timing screens.
When the session drew to a close, Loggie and Buurman were on pole with an aggregate time of 2:55.302, to be joined on the front row of the grid by the Michael Igoe and Phil Keen’s #18 Lamborghini with a 2:55.302.
Completing the top three for the GT3 grid was the #1 Lamborghini of Adam Balon and Sandy Mitchell with a combined time of 2:55.404.
In the GT4, qualifying honours went to the #27 Newbridge Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 driven by Matt Topham and Darren Burke who set a combined time of 3:11.437 followed by the #4 Team Rocket RJN McLaren 570S GT4 piloted by Harry Hayek and Katie Milner.
The lights go out for the two-hour race at 12:45 on Sunday June 11.