The Trackspeed Porsche of reigning Avon Tyres British GT Champion David Ashburn and his co-driver Richard Westbrook emerged on top of the times in the second session of free practice at Spa-Francorchamps.
Though their best of 2m 23.490s was half a second shy of this morning’s ultimate lap by Matt Griffin in the MTech Ferrari, the Porsche men nonetheless beat their closest rivals, Hector Lester and Allan Simonsen in their Rosso Verde Ferrari, by just over a tenth to claim the honors in what was generally a slower session.
The second Trackspeed Porsche, in the hands of Gregor Fisken and Tim Bridgman, matched their morning session pace to go third quickest ahead of Cameron and Griffin.
Championship leaders Mike Guasch and Matt Bell were a problem-free fifth; their United Autosports Audi team-mates John Bintcliffe and Jay Palmer missed the session with clutch problems, however. Another non-appearance came from the Predator CCTV Ferrari of Phil Burton and Adam Wilcox; their car is undergoing a clutch change and they hope to be fighting fit for qualifying later this afternoon.
Avon Tyres British GT Championship
Provisional results, free practice 2
1 Trackspeed Porsche David Ashburn/Richard Westbrook 2m 23.490s
2 Rosso Verde Ferrari Hector Lester/Allan Simonsen (DEN) 2m 23.602s
3 Trackspeed Porsche Gregor Fisken/Tim Bridgman 2m 23.770s
4 MTECH Ferrari Duncan Cameron/Matt Griffin (IRL) 2m 23.844s
5 CRS Racing Ferrari Andrew Tate/Alex Mortimer 2m 24.241s
6 McLaren GT McLaren MP4-12C (Invitation Class) Chris Goodwin/Andrew Kirkaldy 2m 24.305s
7 Beechdean Aston Martin Andrew Howard/Jonny Adam 2m 25.023s
8 United Autosports Audi Mike Guasch (USA)/Matt Bell 2m 25.433s
9 Scuderia Vittoria Ferrari Michael Lyons/Charles Bateman 2m 25.888s
10 CRS Racing Ferrari Jim Geddie/Glynn Geddie 2m 26.524s
- British GT