Redhill-based TF Sport, winners of the 2016 British GT Teams and Drivers championships and the inaugural Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup, has announced that Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam will remain with the team to defend the British GT titles in 2017.
Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes will also remain with TF Sport as it looks to consistency to repeat the outstanding form the team, and all its drivers, displayed throughout 2016.
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Redhill, England-based TF Sport took the chequered flag at Circuito do Estoril to win the sixth and final round of the inaugural Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup and win the Teams Standings. Euan Hankey took the #34 TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 across the line after a champions first-stint drive from Salih Yoluc.
In a race where heavy rain threatened but never materialised, TF Sport led from early in the two-hour race and rarely looked threatened. The championship adds to TF Sport’s 2016 British GT title and concludes a highly successful year for the British team.
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Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse celebrated a double victory as Rob Bell brought the #70 McLaren 650S GT3 home to win the final round of the 2016 British GT Championship, ahead of the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Jonny Adam at the wheel. TF Sport’s second place ensured that Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam secured the GT3 Drivers Championship and the team won the Teams Championship.
Taking the third step on the podium in GT3 was the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 which Seb Morris brought across the line after a solid drive from driving partner Rick Parfitt.
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The #11 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 driven by Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam took pole position for the final round of the 2016 British GT Championship at Donington on September 11.
The team gambled on the conditions being considerable drier for qualifying, in contrast to the rain and drizzle that affected the two morning practice sessions.
Johnston set a time of 1:29.366 in the GT3 Am qualifying session, .011 seconds quicker than the #1 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 driven by Andrew Howard, returning for the final round of the Championship.
Pro driver Adam then went on to set a lap-time of 1:27.602, the quickest time of the GT3 Pro session, to put the #11 car on pole with a aggregate time of 2:56.968, .414 seconds ahead of the #79 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 650S GT3 driven by Alasdair McCaig and Rob Bell.
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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 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.