TF Sport has claimed pole position in both GT3 and GT4 for today’s Silverstone 500 three-hour British GT race after two strong sessions for the Aston Martin team.
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In GT3, Graham Davidson finished his Am section of qualifying just 0.022s behind Ian Loggie in the Ram Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. When Jonny Adam stepped aboard in the Pro session, he blitzed the field with the fastest lap of the weekend so far – a 2m00.327s – to sweep to pole position by 0.350s over Loggie and team-mate Callum Macleod.
Balfe Motorsport just missed out on the front-row. Shaun Balfe was involved in that close fight for the top spot in the Am session, but Rob Bell couldn’t quite overhaul Macleod to move into the top two. Their combined time was just 0.126s away from second-place.
Championship leaders Phil Keen and Adam Balon will have to make up some places in the race as the pair could only qualify seventh in the Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo.
Patrick Kibble made a lightning start in GT4 qualifying to set-up the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 car he shares with Josh Price to claim a stunning pole.
Marking how closely matched the pair are behind the wheel, Kibble and Price’s best laps were only 0.001s apart – the former setting a 2m12.642, the fastest of the session.
The duo’s stunning laps put them 0.450s ahead of their nearest rivals – Sennan Fielding and Richard Williams in the Steller Performance Audi R8 LMS GT4.
Third – and pole in the Pro/Am class – went the way of Team Parker Racing. The Mercedes-AMG GT4 was piloted onto the second-row by Scott Malvern and Nick Jones.
The race starts at 12:35 BST / 13:35 CET.
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