Wilmott and Wright handle tricky conditions to take pole

by Adam Arbon

On a drying track Colin Wilmott and Jack Wright took a brilliant pole in round 4 of the Dunlop GT and Production Championship over a second clear of their rivals.

The Imott Racing/Merlin Internatic Porsche 997 looked supreme round the tricky Croft circuit managing to overcome the challenge from the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driven by Chris Murphy and Jonny Cocker.

The Aston Martin looked a contender for pole but ultimately finished 1.3secs of the pace on a drying track, the Whitebridge Motorsport team will look to capitalise on a strong qualifying in the race.

Marcus Fothergill and David Bennett rounded out the top 3 in the Porsche 997 cup albeit nearly three seconds of pole.

An early frontrunner Jonny MacGregor driving the Taranis could have taken pole but dropped back and settling for a disappointing fifth place on the grid.

The changeable conditions made qualifying very demanding for the drivers but there were little incidents to note, as the cars handled the tricky conditions extremely well. The upcoming race looks a close contest with many drivers separated by less than a second.

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