Optimum on Pole for British GT in Spa

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Appears that all of Optimum Motorsports preparatory at Spa Francorchamps two weeks ago has paid them dividends as drivers Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam secure overall pole position for tomorrows race.

Alongside the #11 TF Sport car of Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim, the #75 Optimum crew were consistently fast during both Free Practice session with only the #11 car and the #116 ERC Mercedes denying them top honours respectively.

Being another single race event, both drivers had to set their own qualifying time with the aggregate of both determining the starting order. Haigh was first out with the other GT3 Am drivers where she set the second fastest time just 0.18 seconds behind Rick Parfett's Bentley with Graham Davidson just as close again in P3. With the Pro's then taking over, Adam claimed that groups third fastest time to snatch overall pole from the #47 Jetstream AMR of Davidson and Maxime Martin by less than 0.2 of a second.

Rounding off the remainder of the AMR GT3 field will see the #11 TF Sport in P4, the #99 Beechdean AMR car in P9 and the #17 TF Sport car in P12.

No such repetition of another front row qualifying either for the two Academy Motorsport V8 Vantage GT4's with their two cars coming back line astern in the timing screen to start from the fifth row of the GT4 grid.

Photo credits - Jacob Ebrey

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