> Barwell and HHC tame wet conditions
> Result: FP2
Phil Keen and Jordan Collard both left it late to maintain their practice advantage in British GT’s second session at Snetterton today.
The #72 Barwell Lamborghini’s best of 2m09.217s was just over two seconds shy of its morning benchmark set in similar conditions but 0.264s faster than championship rival Patrick Kujala who initially hit the front after 15 minutes.
Indeed, RAM’s points’ leader remained on course for top spot until the final two minutes when Keen jumped from fourth to first.
Sandy Mitchell backed up his second place in FP1 with third aboard Barwell’s other Lamborghini, while Yelmer Buurman completed the symmetrical look to positions one-through-four in the second of RAM’s Mercedes-AMGs. 0.6s covered the quartet.
Ollie Wilkinson also improved late on to give Optimum Motorsport’s McLaren fifth overall ahead of Andrea Caldarelli whose WPI Lamborghini consistently featured in the top-six throughout.
Behind, 2 Seas’ #9 McLaren recovered from a spin to post the seventh fastest time while Jenson Team Rocket RJN’s McLaren returned to action after grinding to a halt on its first out-lap, which necessitated a brief red flag period.
Further back, HHC’s #58 McLaren once again topped the GT4 times courtesy of Jordan Collard. An ABS issue initially restricted the car’s running, although the sister 570S driven by Chris Wesemael hinted at the potential by setting several fastest times.
But it was Collard who returned to the fray just in time to reassert his authority with a 2m17.138s. As in GT3, the time wasn’t faster than FP1’s best, but it was still sufficient to beat TF Sport’s Jamie Caroline by 0.262s.
Wesemael finished a tenth further back in third but ahead of TF’s second Vantage and Academy’s championship-chasing Mustang.
Qualifying begins at 16:00 BST this afternoon. Follow the session’s live timing at britishgt.com/watch-live.