British GT – GT3 Qualifying: Gamble cashes his chips in for Race One, Thiim takes top honours for Race Two

Tom Gamble took a stunning British GT GT3 Race One pole position despite not having ever sat in the Century Motorsport GT3 BMW until Saturday morning.

Gamble will start from pole after wrestling the fastest lap away from Oulton Park Race Two winner Sam De Haan, who had held the advantage for much of the session.

Graham Davidson and Adam Balon will go from third and fourth as Aston Martin and TF Sport showed signs of improvement from Oulton Park, while Balon has made a solid start to the British GT series in 2019.

Glynn Geddie in the Team Parker Bentley and Ollie Wilkinson in the Optimum Aston Martin make up row three ahead of Shaun Balfe’s McLaren and Dominic Paul in the other Century BMW. Balfe will be relieved to have seemingly resolved the McLaren’s electrical issue which ended their Oulton Park weekend before raceday.

Michael Igoe and Rick Parfitt Junior complete the top ten ahead of Andrew Howard, Mark Farmer and Richard Neary’s Mercedes.

For Race Two, Nicki Thiim certainly lived up to that famous Go Hard or Go Home motto by taking pole position by half a tenth to Phil Keen, with Oulton Park winner Jonny Cocker lining up third for tomorrow afternoon’s Race Two.

Seb Morris will be delighted with fourth in the Bentley he shares with Rick Parfitt, balance of performance regulations hampering the duo this weekend.

Adam Christodoulou and Rob Bell make up row three, Jonny Adam and Marco Sorensen complete an all Aston Martin V8 Vantage row four, while it’s a Noah’s Ark row five as Century Motorsport share ninth and tenth with Ben Green leading Jack Mitchell.

Adam Ellis, Ryan Ratcliffe and Adam Wilcox complete the GT3 grid for Race Two.

IMAGE: Jakob Ebrey via @Century_MSport

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