The Team Parker Racing driving duo of Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris took pole for the fifth round of the 2016 British GT Championship at Silverstone.
Hot on the team’s first victory at Oulton Park last time out, both Parfitt and Morris drove superbly in the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 to take pole by less than two tenths of a second from the #6 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Liam Griffin and Alexander Sims.
Parfitt Jnr had set a 2:02.754 in the first ten minute qualifying session, narrowly beating Griffin the #6 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 who set a 2:02.806. Will Moore in the #14 Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS was third quickest with a 2:03.096.
In the second GT3 qualifying session, Sims ,in the #6 Lamborghini Huracán GT3, set the early pace with a 2:001.01 before Morris in the #31 car put in a 2:00.082 to beat Sims’ time by less than two-hundredths of a second with three minutes left in the session.
Third on the grid in the GT3 class for tomorrow’s three-hour race will be the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 driven by Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam who set a team best time of 4:03.420.
Today’s qualifying pole position is the third of the season for Team Parker Racing after it took pole for the first round of the 2016 championship at Brands Hatch.
In GT4, class pole was taken by the #59 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 570S GT4 driven by Sandy Mitchell and Ciaran Haggerty with a team best of 4:25.628 after both drivers put in under 2:13 laps. Second on the grid will be the #407 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driven by Jack Batholomew and Jordan Albert who put in a team best half a second behind the #59 car with a 4:26.718.
Completing the top three qualifying positions for tomorrow’s race will be the #73 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 driven by Anna Walewska and Nathan Freke who finished the session with a team best of 4:26.866 after Freke put in a 2:13.501.
The fifth round of the 2016 British GT Championship takes place at Silverstone on June 12 with the lights going out for the start at 12:50.