British GT Championship

TF Sport / Sorensen / Johnston Top Time Sheets In Shortened British GT FP2 (04.08.18)


Photo: British GT / Jakob Ebrey Photography

Marco Sorensen, at the wheel of the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage he shares with Derek Johnston, headed the time sheets in a second free practice session which was curtailed by a heavy impact at Paddock Hill Bend by Matt Manderson , driving the #26 Ultimate Speed / Michael entry. The accident brought out a red flag and the session was announced as completed shortly after.

Sorensen set a 1:25.552 in the second half of the planned 60-minute session, knocking Darren Turner off the top after the Beechdean AMR had lapped in 1:26.104. The #99 entry finished the session second quickest.

Completing the top three in the GT3 class was the #7 Team Parker Racing Ltd Bentley Continental GT3 driven by Ian Loggie and Callum Macleod after Macleod lapped in 1:26.251.

In the GT4 category Century Motorsport locked out the top of the timing screens with the #43 BMW M4 GT4 piloted by Dean Mcdonald and Jack Mitchell lapping in 1.33.538, Mitchell setting the time and the sister #42 entry putting in a 1:33.691.

Probably the most impressive time of the session was the 1:34.502 set by Tom Canning in the #89 ProTechnika Mercedes-AMG GT4 who set a 1:34.502 to go second quickest in the GT4 Pro-Am category, less than half a second  behind Nick Jones and Scott Malvern in the #66 Team Parker Racing Ltd Mercedes.

There was drama in the Tolman Motorsport Ltd garages after the #56 David Pattison / Joe Osborne McLaren 570S GT4 failed to make it out into the session, the team not disclosing the issues that befell the car.

Qualifying gets underway at 16:00 local time on August 4 while the lights going out for the two-hour race, Round Eight of the 2018 British GT Championship, at 13:40 on Sunday August 5.