Jordan and Kox share British GT Pole Position Honours Mike Jordan and Peter Kox took a pole position each during qualifying for rounds one and two of the British GT Championship at Donington Park this afternoon (April 3). Jordan put his ...
Jordan and Kox share British GT Pole Position Honours
Mike Jordan and Peter Kox took a pole position each during qualifying for rounds one and two of the British GT Championship at Donington Park this afternoon (April 3).
Jordan put his Porsche 911 GT3-RS onto the front of the grid with a time of 1m10.128s ahead of the Nathan Kinch in a Ferrari 360 Modena. David Jones managed to take third place in his Porsche 911 GT3-RS with the TVR T400R of Steve Hyde in fourth.
"I was happy with the car and the pace," said Jordan. "I've had to reacclimatise back to British GT from the FIA series last year. There was a lot of traffic out there but everything felt good and the time just came."
Neil Cunningham put the Embassy Racing Corvette sixth on the grid for the opening round of the series, just behind the Porsche 911 GT3-RSR of Jonathan Cocker.
The dailysportscar.com Cup Class pole was taken by Adam Wilcox in the DRM Ferrari 360 with Barrie Whight in his Lotus Elise in second place.
In the second, rain interrupted, session Peter Kox (Porsche 911 GT3-RS) blasted to pole position by a massive one-and-a-half seconds from Tim Sugden (Porsche 911 GT3-RSR). Tim Mullen (Ferrari 360 Modena) snatched third place on the grid for tomorrow's race in the closing minutes, pushing Piers Johnson (TVR T400R) down to fourth.
Kox was delighted to be starting from the front for his first outing in a Porsche.
"I didn't expect to get the time but I am very happy, especially as it's my first time in a Porsche," he said. "The team is working very well and it was definitely the right decision to stay out on slick tyres as the track kept drying all the way through. I'm really looking forward to the races now," he added.
Former champion Mark Sumpter had to settle for fifth on the grid after starting on intermediate tyres before changing to slicks halfway through the fifteen minute session. 2003 runner-up, Shaun Balfe made a late charge in his Mosler MT900R and ended up in sixth place.
Phil Hindley took pole position in the dailysportscar.com Cup class, the Porsche 911 GT Cup driver just ahead of Ni Amorim in the DRM Ferrari.
Race One will take place later this afternoon, scheduled to start at 5.10pm, with race two tomorrow (Sunday April 4) 1.15pm.
British GT Championship -- Rounds 1 & 2
<pre> Qualifying -- Race One 1 Jordan/Sumpter Porsche 911 GT3-RS 1m10.128s 2 Kinch/Kirkaldy Ferrari 360 Modena 1m10.700 3 Jones/Jones Porsche 911 GT3-RS 1m10.784s 4 Hyde/Johnson TVR T400R 1m11.494s 5 Sugden/Cocker Porsche 911 GT3-RSR 1m11.870s 6 Cook/Cunningham Corvette C5R 1m12.568s
Qualifying -- Race Two 1 Khan/Kox Porsche 911 GT3-RSR 1m09.673s 2 Sugden/Cocker Porsche 911 GT3-RSR 1m11.208s 3 Niacos/Mullen Ferrari 360 Modena 1m11.309s 4 Hyde/Johnson TVR T400R 1m11.716s 5 Jordan/Sumpter Porsche 911 GT3-RS 1m11.721s 6 Balfe/Taylor Mosler MT900R 1m11.834s