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Lester/Simonsen Ferrari flying in free practice two

Saturday, September 25 2010

After setting the pace earlier this morning, the Ferrari 430 Scuderia of Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen once again topped the timesheets in free practice two of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

The similar Ferrari 430 of Phil Burton and Adam Wilcox was the first car to lead the field during the hour-long session, however Simonsen quickly steered his Ferrari to first place and he and Lester remained untroubled for the remainder of the session.

Burton and Wilcox secured second, whilst the Preci Spark Ascari of David and Godfrey Jones equalled their free practice one performance to take second.

Michael Bentwood and Paul Whight's Aston Martin was fourth quickest, ahead of Archie Hamilton and Ryan Lewis, who were the quickest of the three Chad Racing Ferraris in fifth. Fellow Chad Racing drivers Paul Warren and Tom Ferrier finished eighth, with Chris Hyman and Dan Brown rounding out the top ten.

There was drama for the championship leading Trackspeed Porsche 911 of David Ashburn and Glynn Geddie, which stopped out on track at Hawthorn Bend with mechanical problems during the session. This caused a red flag to be thrown - the first of two, as free practice was later stopped when Julian Draper's Ginetta G50 went off at Clark Curve.

The second Trackspeed Porsche in the hands of Philip Walker finished in ninth place.

Qualifying takes place at 3.25pm today.

Avon Tyres British GT Championship, Brands Hatch, free practice two:
1. Hector Lester/Allan Simonsen (Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), 1m27.731s
2. Phil Burton/Adam Wilcox (Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +0.150s
3. David Jones/Godfrey Jones (Preci Spark Ascari KZ1R GT3), +0.306s
4. Paul Whight/Michael Bentwood (Aston Martin DBRS9), +0.840s
5. Archie Hamilton/Ryan Lewis (Chad Racing Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +0.854s
6. Duncan Cameron/Matt Griffin (Mtech Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +1.114s
7. David Ashburn/Glynn Geddie (Trackspeed Porsche 911 GT3-R), +1.181s
8. Paul Warren/Tom Ferrier (Chad Racing Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +1.190s
9. Philip Walker/Richard Westbrook (Trackspeed Porsche 911 GT3-R), +1.640s
10. Chris Hyman/Dan Brown (Chad Racing Ferrari 430 Scuderia GT3), +1.734s

Tickets for the British F3 and GT Championships at Brands Hatch cost £12 on the gate today (Saturday) and £21 on Sunday for adults. Entry is free for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or click on the link below.