2017 British GT Championship Snetterton Qualifying - Race Photography
MacMillan AMR, Aston Martin Vantage, GT3, #24, Jack Mitchell, James Littlejohn, <br />
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Jack Mitchell took the GT3 pole for race one in the Macmillan AMR Aston Martin Vantage whilst Phil Keen takes pole in race two. It was Lanan Racing who took pole in race one in GT4 with the Tolman Motorsport McLaren on pole in race two.

The first 10 minute AM session saw Jack Mitchell take an early lead with a time of 1:48.555. A number of cars were struggling with track limits around Snetterton; the #7 Team Parker Bentley had his first lap time removed for breaching track limits. The best Jon Minshaw could managed was nine tenths behind Mitchells pole time.

Jonny Adam took early pole in the GT3 Pro class before Barwell fought back; both Lamborghini’s eclipsing Jonny Adam’s time to take a 1-2 finish. The #6 Lamborghini Huracan of Tordoff briefly took the top spot before Keen topped the time sheet with a time of 1:47.332, 6 tenths up on the #6 car.

Tolman Motorsport Ltd, McLaren 570S, GT4, #56, David Pattison, Joe Osborne, <br />
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In GT4 Am, the PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport #501 Ginetta G55 G4 of Graham Johnson set the front running pace, claiming provisional pole for the first race of the weekend. The battle for pole position really heated up in the final moments of the session, Alex Reed, in the #51 Lanan Racing Ginetta, topped the time sheets by nine thousands of a second ahead of the #55 HHC Ginetta. Both of them were briefly knocked off the top though by Sandy Mitchell in the #100 Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren 570S. Mitchell was called out for breaching breaching track limits however, handing the race one pole back to Reed.

In the final qualifying session, Adam McKay took the early lead with the #72 Track Club McLaren 570s before Joe Osborne went quickest in the #56 Tolman McLaren. The early McLaren front row lock down was split by the #55 HHC Ginetta looked second place behind Osborne by three tenths of a second.