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Keen’s Lamborghini Fastest In FP2 At Oulton

Burns puts HHC Ginetta on top in GT4

The first flying laps in FP2 were within a second of the fastest times in FP1, so the track had clearly continued to dry in the intervening 95 minutes.

In fact, Patrick Kujala opened his British GT account with a 1:34.665, the fastest time of the day, while Osborne was initially top in GT4 with a 1:44.197.

The session was red-flagged after only eight minutes though, Jonny Cocker going off and hitting a tyre wall at Brittens in the #69 Lamborghini, apparently with a locked-up rear. The session was restarted with 38 minutes left on the clock.

Scott Malvern was relishing the “huge step up in performance” from last year’s Porsche Cayman and took over at the top of GT4 in the Parker Mercedes with a 1:43.710. Just as other times started to improve, with eight minutes of ‘part 2’ of the session run, there was another, shorter, red flag, possibly involving a stoppage for the #54 Ultratek Nissan in the hands of Stephen Johansen, as it didn’t turn any laps thereafter.

The cars took to the track again with 24 minutes to go. It was a more representative showing for the Bentleys now, Macleod’s 1:34.724 sitting the #7 Continental in second place for much of the session, while the #8 was back inside the top 10.

Sorensen climbed to the top of the timing screens with a 1:34.505 in the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin, but just as he did so, there was a third red flag. Once the cars made their way back in, this time it was the #5 Tolman McLaren in the hands of Jordan Albert that the timing screen was showing as absent from the pitlane. The report was that he’d clipped a kerb heavily at Knickerbrook and damaged the suspension.

There were only four minutes of the session left when the green flag flew for the final time, but everyone seemed keen for all the data they could get from one more flying lap.

Barwell got some great data from Phil Keen, as he posted a 1:33.829, while other improvements included Buurman (second with a 1:34.391) and Martin (fifth fastest with a 1:34.716). Will Burns took over at the top of GT4 with a 1:43.530.

So FP2 finished: #33, #116, #17, #2, #47, #7, #75, #11, #99, #1 #24, #101, #69, with second to seventh covered by 0.6 seconds. In GT4 it was: #50, #66, #55, #4, #10, #56, #62, #44, #53, #5, all covered by one second.