Callum Macleod and team mate Ian Loggie kicked off the start of there 2019 British GT championship assault with an almost perfect performance.
Ian was completely untouchable in GT3 Q1 producing 3 laps of immense quality culminating in a time of 1m 35.061s securing his first Pole Position in British GT3 which was 0.597s ahead of the second placed car, the Bentley Continental GT3
Next up was Callum Macleod having show exception pace over the weekend so far he was a sure favorite for Pole Position, his first flying lap was disallowed for alleged track limits infringements. Callum recovered to set a super fast time of 1m 34.0s to line up on the front row behind the super quick Lambo of Phil Keen.
Callum later wrote “This is special, Ian Loggie has just smashed Quali to put us on Pole for round one of @BritishGT ! After 5 years of coaching, this is a pretty proud moment! I couldn’t match him but have put us 2nd on the grid for race 2 of the weekend👍🏆🏁. Thank you @RamRacingCom @MercedesAMG”
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GT3 Q1: LOGGIE UNTOUCHABLE IN OULTON’S SUNSHINE
RAM Racing’s Mercedes-AMG had looked fast in practice and Loggie converted that potential into a maiden British GT pole position during the first of today’s 10-minute qualifying sessions.
Team Parker Racing’s Ryan Ratcliffe made the early running but couldn’t respond to any of the three laps that were good enough for Loggie to seal pole. His best – set on the final tour – of 1m35.061s was ultimately sufficient to topple the Bentley driver by 0.597s.
Barwell’s Sam De Haan was just 0.041s behind after beating JRM’s Rick Parfitt Jnr to third by less than a tenth in the closing stages, while Dominic Paul was fastest of Century’s BMW continent in fifth.
The second Barwell Lamborghini completed the top-six courtesy of Adam Balon, who was just 0.006s behind Paul but another 0.3s clear of Adrian Willmott. Mark Farmer ended up fastest of the Aston Martin drivers in eighth.
GT3 Q2: KEEN DENIES RAM RACING A DOUBLE POLE
Phil Keen has always enjoyed Oulton. Three wins from the last four races attests to that. And Barwell’s Lamborghini factory ace put himself and co-driver Adam Balon in prime position to add to the tally by claiming pole position for Monday’s second 60-minute encounter.
Adam Christodoulou held the initial advantage thanks to Callum Macleod’s first flying lap being discounted for a track limits infringement. However, none of that mattered once Keen joined the party, his 1m33.541s comfortably good enough to secure top spot by 0.496s from Macleod, whose second lap vaulted RAM Racing’s Mercedes-AMG up to second.
ABBA Racing’s Christodoulou made it two Mercedes-AMGs in the top-three, while Seb Morris equalled the efforts of his JRM co-driver Rick Parfitt Jnr by completing row two. Barwell’s second Lamborghini driven by Jonny Cocker and TF Sport’s #2 Aston Martin of Nicki Thiim finished fifth and sixth fastest.