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British GTs warm up for penultimate round at Brands Hatch

Sunday, September 26 2010

The penultimate round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship will take place on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit today (Sunday 26 September), and the Trackspeed Porsche 911 of Richard Westbrook set the pace in morning warm-up.

Westbrook missed yesterday's practice and qualifying sessions as he was competing at the Nurburgring, which means he will start from the back of the grid for today's second race. However, the Chelmsford-born driver laid a commanding gauntlet during the ten minute warm-up session to edge ahead of Hector Lester and Allan Simonsens Ferrari 430 by four tenths of a second.

David and Godfrey Jones' Preci Spark Ascari was third quickest, ahead of the Aston Martin DBRS9 of Andrew Howard and Leo Machitski.

Chris Hyman and Dan Brown set the fifth fastest time in their Chad Racing Ferrari, followed by Phil Burton and Adam Wilcox's Ferrari and the Paul Whight/Michael Bentwood Aston Martin.

The second Chad Racing Ferrari of Paul Warren and Tom Ferrier finished eighth, with Mtech Ferrari's Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin ninth. Chris Bialan and Simon Mason's Lotus 2-Eleven was the quickest G4 runner in tenth place.

The championship-leading Trackspeed Porsche 911 did not take part in the warm-up session, whilst it is unlikely that Archie Hamilton and Ryan Lewis' Chad Racing Ferrari will take part in today's races following a heavy qualifying crash yesterday.

Avon Tyres British GT Championship, Brands Hatch, warm-up:
1. Philip Walker/Richard Westbrook (Trackspeed Porsche 911 GT3R), 1m27.790s
2. Hector Lester/Allan Simonsen (Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +0.443
3. David Jones/Godfrey Jones (Preci Spark Ascari KZ1R), +0.719s
4. Andrew Howard/Leo Machitski (Aston Martin DBRS9), +2.503s
5. Chris Hyman/Dan Brown (Chad Racing Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +3.621s
6. Phil Burton/Adam Wilcox (Ferrari 430 GT3 Scuderia), +4.063s
7. Paul Whight/Michael Bentwood (Aston Martin DBRS9), +4.534s
8. Paul Warren/Tom Ferrier (Chad Racing Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +4.628s
9. Duncan Cameron/Matt Griffin (Mtech Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +7.440s
10. Chris Bialan/Simon Mason (Piranha Motorsport Lotus 2-Eleven), +8.569s

Tickets for the British F3 and GT Championships at Brands Hatch on Sunday 26 September cost £21 on the gate for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or click on the link below.