TF Sport and HHC Motorsport took pole position in class at Rockingham International Speedway for the 3rd race of the season. Mark Farmer held the early lead in GT3, posting a time of 1:17.704 early in the session. With both Am and Pro times combined to give the final grid order, there was still plenty of room for movement.
The Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan of Jon Minshaw took six tenths out of Farmer but his time was removed for exceeding track limits. Derek Johnston benefited greatly from this, taking third in the first 10 minute session with a time of 1:17.808. Jonny Adam went 1.3 seconds quicker, posting a time of 1:16.542 to give the pair a combined pole time of 2:34.350. Adam was just two tenths up on Jon Barnes who posted a time of 1:16.891. Minshaw and Keen took third place with a combined time of 2:34.660; they will start alongside Liam Griffin and Sam Tordoff on the second row. The Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 of Rick Parfitt and Seb Morris rounds out the top five.
In GT4, after two great performance from Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton, HHC will start on pole position with both drivers posting 1:22s to combine to a time of 2:45.465, half a second quicker than their championship rivals Lanan Racing who could only managed second place.
The PMW Expo Racing Ginetta took third, the reigning 2016 GT4 champions posting a time of 2:45.919 just 0.016s behind second place! The fastest McLaren 570S would finish in fourth place as Ciaran Haggerty couldn’t match the initial pace of Sandy Mitchell in the #100 Black Bull Garage 59 car to finish with a 2:46.031.