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British GT Saturday Serve Up

Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston, in the No. 1 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 would take a commanding pole position at Rockingham to put them in the prime position for the race tomorrow.

Qualifying Results

First up would be the GT3-Am qualifying session, where TF Sport immediately showed its intent with Mark Farmer, in the No. 11 Aston Martin, and Derek Johnston both going to the pointy end of the timing sheets. Both faced tough opposition from Oulton Park double winner Jon Minshaw, who was consistently fast, but had both of his quickest times deleted, leaving him to bring the No. 33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 home in sixth.

Farmer would take the spoils as the Am drivers handed over to the Pros for the second session. Adam would take over the No. 1, whilst Jon Barnes would jump into the No. 11.

Adam would immediately ramp up the pace and take the No. 1 to the top of the times in the Pro session, and overall. Barnes would come close to Adam, setting a time just over 0.3 seconds back. Keen would set the fastest time of the session, but this would not be enough to set the fastest overall time, putting the No. 33 crew third on the grid for tomorrows race.

The second row of the grid would be completed by the No. 6 Barwell Lamborghini of Liam Griffin and Sam Tordoff, even though a timing issue showed them down in 12th with no times set.

GT4 would see a dominant performance from the No. 55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 of Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha; they would set a combined time 0.438 seconds clear of the second place Lanan Racing Ginetta GT4 of David Pittard and Alex Reed.

The only non-starter for the race tomorrow will be the No. 29 In2Racing McLaren 570s GT4 of Marcus Hoggarth and Matty Graham; the car suffered a seemingly small crash coming out of turn two, however, internal damage was suffered which cannot be repaired on site.

Alex MacDonald