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Green Fastest in FP2 for Century

Fielding paces GT4 in Steller Audi

Ben Green was fastest of the GT3 runners in the second British GT Silverstone free-practice session of Saturday, which took place in still-damp but improving weather conditions compared to the first outing.

Green’s time in the #3 Century Motorsport BMW was a 2:10.361, set on slick tyres and therefore around nine seconds quicker than Nicki Thiim’s benchmark from FP1.

The rest of the field’s laps were set on wet tyres; Phil Keen was second-fastest in the #72 Barwell Lamborghini, on a 2:12.836, while the top three was rounded out by Marco Sorensen in the Beechdean Aston, who went round in 2:14.304.

Ollie Wilkinson recorded an identical time a few laps later in the #96 Optimum Aston but was recorded as fourth-fastest as Sorensen had set his lap first. Dennis Lind in the WPI Lamborghini was fifth-quickest in GT3, ahead of the #8 Team ABBA Racing Mercedes of Richard Neary in sixth.

In GT4, Sennan Fielding in the Steller Audi pulled off a similar feat to Green, donning slicks in the closing stages to go round in 2:20.226.

Mike Robinson put the #75 Optimum Aston second in the class with a 2:24.712, while Chad McCumbee was third-fastest on a 2:25.086 in the #19 Multimatic Mustang (shared this weekend with former Asian Le Mans Series champion and current Super Formula driver Harrison Newey).

Fourth, fifth and sixth-fastest in GT4 were the championship-leading #58 HHC McLaren of Callum Pointon, the Academy Motorsport Aston Martin of Alex Toth-Jones and the similar TF Sport-run Vantage of Josh Price.

Qualifying follows at just after 4 pm, with combined times from each driver counting for the grid for Sunday’s single three-hour race.