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MacMillan, HHC Score Silverstone 500 Poles

Jack Mitchell and James Littlejohn set the fastest combined time to take the No. 24 Macmillan AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 to pole for tomorrow’s three hour British GT race at Silverstone.

Qualifying Results

Littlejohn would take the helm first, and set the fastest time in the Am session with a 2:01.741, edging out Rick Parfitt Jr, in the No. 31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3, by 1.1 seconds.

Mitchell backed the performance up in the pro session, setting a 2:01.832; making the combined time 4:03.573. A 2:00.802 from Seb Morris would not be enough to steal the pole from the Aston, missing out by a mere 0.092 seconds.

The No. 21 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GT3, of Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron, and the championship leading No. 33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini, piloted by Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw, will form the second row of the grid.

Adam Christodoulou set the fastest time overall in the session, with a 2:00.312, at the helm of the No. 88 Team Abba by Rollcentre Mercedes-AMG GT3, on his British GT GT3 qualifying debut.

In GT4, HHC Motorsport would take its second class pole position of the season, with the No. 55 Ginetta G55 GT4 of Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton.

Middleton went fastest in the Am session, outpacing the No. 100 Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren 570S GT4 of Ciaran Haggerty by 0.536 seconds.

Tregurtha then took the wheel for the second session, and held up the time set by Middleton, for the pair to finish with combined time of 4:26.554. The No. 100 McLaren would finish the session in second place, as in session one, 0.348 second behind the Ginetta.

Two Invitational entries will be sharing the grid for tomorrow’s race: the No. 99 Lotus Evora of Stratton Motorsport, and the Toyota GT86 of GPRM. The Evora will start at the head of the GT4 field, after the pairing of Stuart Hall and Gavan Kershaw setting a combined time of 4:24.267, whilst the GPRM entry of of James Fletcher and Stefan Hodgetts would come away with a 4:26.690 at the end of the two sessions.

Alex MacDonald