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Adam, Johnston Lead TF Sport 1-2 in Rockingham Qualifying

Jonny Adam, Derek Johnston lead TF Sport 1-2 in British GT qualifying…

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Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston will start tomorrow’s British GT Championship race at Rockingham Motor Speedway from pole, having led a TF Sport 1-2 in Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session.

The reigning champions and 2016 Rockingham race winners set a combined time of 2:34.350 in their No. 1 Aston Martin Vantage GT3, going 0.245 seconds quicker than the sister car driven by Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes.

“I made a couple of mistakes on my quick lap that fortunately didn’t have an impact today,” commented Johnston.

“But I was very pleased with my pace on old tyres during both free practice sessions, and that’s what will have the biggest impact tomorrow.”

Farmer set the fastest time in the GT3 Am qualifying session, while Phil Keen was quickest in the GT3 Pro session for Barwell Motorsport, with a 1:16.448 putting him one tenth quicker than Adam.

Championship leaders Keen and Jon Minshaw will start from third in the No. 33 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, which missed Free Practice 2 while undergoing an engine change following an issue this morning.

Liam Griffin and Sam Tordoff will start fourth in their No. 6 Barwell Lamborghini, ahead of Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jr. in the No. 31 Team Parker RacingBentley Continental GT3.

HHC Motorsport has taken its maiden British GT pole position in GT4, with a combined time of 2:45.463 from Stuart Middleton and Willian Tregurtha in the No. 55 Ginetta G55 GT4.

Lanan Racing will line up alongside in the No. 51 Ginetta, as Alex Reed and David Pittard went 0.4 seconds down.

The Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren 570S GT4 Ciaran Haggerty and Sandy Mitchell will be the highest non-Ginetta in the class, starting fourth alongside the Optimum Motorsport Ginetta in third.

Tomorrow’s two-hour race will get underway at 1:10 p.m., with TV coverage on Front Runner TV and an internationally-available live stream on the series’ Facebook page and GT World YouTube channel.

RESULTS: GT3 Qualifying
RESULTS: GT4 Qualifying

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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