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Barwell Pair On Pole, Speedworks Supra Sets First GT4 Pole

Top 5 on GT3 grid all in title contention

Barwell Motorsport’s Rob Collard and Sandy Mitchell set pole position at a bright but very cold Silverstone ahead of tomorrow’s title showdown Silverstone 500.

The #78 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo topped the first session thanks to the efforts of Rob Collard with Sandy Mitchell close enough to Phil Keen’s session 2 topping mark to claim pole by almost six-tenths of a second.

The polesetters topped a top five on the grid the includes all four GT3 title-contending crews, Sam De Haan/Patrick Kujala (RAM Racing AMG), Adam Balon/Phil Keen (Barwell Lamborghini) and James Baldwin/ Michael O’Brien (Team Rocket RJN McLaren), start in the overall top-five, which also features the best placed Pro-Am entry driven by Ian Loggie and Yelmer Buurman (RAM Racing AMG).

In GT4 Sam Smelt and James Kell claimed the first GT4 pole for Speedworks’ Toyota GR Supra after a last gasp effort from Smelt pipped the efforts of Jamie Caroline and Dan Vaughan (#97 TF Sport Aston Martin).

Row two sees the #61 Academy Motorsport Mustang and guesting #98 Newbridge Motorsport Aston Martin start ahead of the #57 HHC Motorsport McLaren before 6th and seventh see the starting slots for the other GT4 class Championship contenders Patrick Kibble/Connor O’Brien (#95 TF Sport Aston Martin) and Jordan Collard/Patrik Matthiesen (#58 HHC McLaren).

The #66 Team Parker AMG GT4 topped GT4 Pro-Am in 8th.

Lucky Khera and Ross Wylie combined to give Simon Green Motorsport’s #24 Ferrari 488 Challenge the GTC class pole position ahead of the #13 Scott Sport Ferrari of John Dhillon and Phil Quaife.