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Optimumís Wilkinson/Ellis and Centuryís Mathiassen/Kimber slip and slide to Spa poles

Optimumís Wilkinson/Ellis and Centuryís Mathiassen/Kimber slip and slide to Spa poles

20.07.2019: - Aston Martin and BMW share the spoils - Wet/dry conditions result in unpredictable qualifying session - Qualifying result: GT3

- Aston Martin and BMW share the spoils

-  Wet/dry conditions result in unpredictable qualifying session


-  Qualifying result: GT3

- Qualifying result GT4




Optimum Motorsport’s Ollie Wilkinson and Bradley Ellis claimed their first British GT pole position together during a largely wet GT3 qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps this afternoon, while Jacob Mathiassen and Mark Kimber took top spot in GT4 aboard Century Motorsport’s BMW following an inspired decision to switch to slicks.



Behind, Michael Igoe and Dennis Lind maintained their impressive run of form by bagging another front row start for WPI Motorsport after the latter set GT3’s fastest individual time. That proved just enough to overhaul Ryan Ratcliffe and Glynn Geddie, whose Team Parker Racing Bentley starts third.



GT4’s later slot produced two thrilling 10-minute sessions that saw times tumble as the track dried. TF Sport’s Patrick Kibble and Josh Price ultimately joined Century’s BMW on the front row after pipping championship leaders Scott Maxwell and Seb Priaulx (Multimatic Motorsports) to second.



SPA TIMETABLE



Sunday 21 July


09:00 – 09:10: Warm-up
12:30 – 14:30: Race



LAP RECORDS


GT3 – 2m18.821s – Seb Morris – Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 – 2017
GT4 – 2m31.706s – Matthew Graham – Ebor GT Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 – 2017



PITSTOP SPECIFICS

Pitstop Success Penalties – GT3


20s – #47 TF Sport Aston Martin – Davidson/Adam
15s – #22 Balfe Motorsport McLaren – Balfe/Bell
10s – #69 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini – De Haan/Cocker


Pitstop Success Penalties – GT4


20s – #15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford – Priaulx/Maxwell
15s – #57 HHC Motorsport McLaren – Pointon/Macdonald
10s – #5 Tolman Motorsport McLaren – Proctor/Collard


The minimum drive time of the starting driver is 60 minutes.


Mandatory Pitstop Times (pit-in to pit-out; time doesn’t include Success Penalties)
GT3: 150s | GT4: 185s


All Silver Cup-entered GT4 cars will serve an additional 26 seconds during each mandatory pitstop and carry an extra 20kg of ballast at Spa. GT3 Silver Cup entries carry 30kg extra ballast but do not serve an additional pitstop time.



The following race-by-race entries do not score points:

GT3: #37
GT4: #21, #52, #74



TYRE INFORMATION – PIRELLI


Pirelli supplies the GT3 class with the P Zero DHD2 tyre, which was introduced at the start of the 2018 season for GT racing around the world. The GT4 class uses the P Zero DH tyre. In the event of rain, both classes will use the Cinturato WH wet-weather tyre.


Jonathan Wells, Pirelli UK motorsport manager:
“The P Zero DHD2 has more competitive mileage around Spa than any other circuit in the world, although that doesn’t mean it’s not without its challenges. Eau Rouge is one of the most recognised corners in the world and there’s good reason for that.


The lateral loading experienced through there and other corners such as Pouhon and Blanchimont makes Spa the most demanding stop on the British GT calendar. It’s somehow appropriate that even at British GT’s only non-British round, the weather is often unpredictable and surprise downpours aren’t unheard of. Pirelli has extensive experience at the Belgian venue though, including our supply of the 24 Hours of Spa so whatever the weather, we will be well-prepared.”




- Benajamin Franassovici, photo SRO

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20.07.2019 / MaP

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