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Parfitt and Morris rock the joint to take British GT pole at Brands Hatch

Saturday, April 16 2016

'Bentley Boys' Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris claimed pole position for tomorrow's two-hour British GT race in Team Parker Racing's Bentley Continental GT3 this afternoon (Saturday), after each driver dominated their portion of the split GT3 qualifying session on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Nathan Freke and Anna Walewska claimed the spoils in GT4 qualifying for Century Motorsport ahead of the weekend's headline event.

Parfitt took to the track first of the two pole-sitters in the AM GT3 qualifying session, just edging out Derek Johnston in his TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage to claim first blood in the split session. Morris then picked up where Parfitt left off, setting a blistering time of 1m22.907s to beat Barwell Motorsport's Lamboghini driver Phil Keen into second position.

The GT3 top-five on the grid will be completed by Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse's McLaren pairing of Alasdair McCaig and Rob Bell and the second Barwell Lamborghini of Liam Griffin and Fabio Babini.

GT3 Qualifying Result
1, Parfitt/Morris, Team Parker Racing, Bentley Continental GT3, 2m48.416s
2, Minshaw/Keen, Barwell Motorsport, Lamborghini Huracan GT3, +0.881s
3, Johnston/Adam, TF Sport, Aston Martin Vantage GT3, +0.892s
4, McCaig/Bell, Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse, McLaren 650s, +1.685s
5, Griffin/Babini, Barwell Motorsport, Lamborghini Huracan GT3, +1.895s

Freke and Walewska had to come from behind in GT4 qualifying after Jack Bartholomew topped the first session for Beechdean Motorsport's junior arm, with the Century Motorsport Ginetta lying in just fifth position. However, Freke put in a blistering lap in the second segment of qualifying to secure the top spot for the race.

GT4 Qualifying Result

1, Freke/Walewska, Century Motorsport, Ginetta G55 GT4, 3m05.980s
2, Johnson/Robinson, PMW/Optimum, Ginetta G55 GT4, +0.262s
3, Albert/Bartholomew, Beechdean AMR, Aston Martin Vantage GT4, +0.595s
4, Stilp/Phillips, RCIB INSURANCE RACING, Ginetta G55 GT4, +0.751s
5, Graham/Mitchell, Generation AMR, Aston Martin Vantage GT4, +0.972s

The British GT cars will return to the track tomorrow morning for a warm up session ahead of the two-hour endurance race which will feature pit-stops, driver changes, and plenty of drama!

There will also be two races from the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, plus a full support programme which will include a field of no fewer than 40 Minis!

Fans can meet the teams and drivers bright and early with a pit walk and autograph session from 09:05 AM.

For a full weekend timetable, click here.

For important spectator information, click here.

Tickets for the British GT Championship and BRDC British F3 Championship will be available on the gate for £24 on Sunday with discounted admission for 13-15-year-olds, and free entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.