Jonny Adam set his stall out early for the rest of the weekend as he was the driver to break into the 1:47s as the British GT Championship gets underway at Snetterton.
The TF Sport driver took just 15 minutes to climb up to the top in his Aston Martin Vantage with a 1:48.288 to relegate Martin Short’s Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing BMW Z4 GT3 down into second.
Before he could go any faster, a red flag stopped play as Aleksander Schjerpen’s Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 decided to lunch its own engine and stop on track.
When the track went green again Adam took just one flying lap to clock a 1:47.909 and put himself out front by a decent margin.
In GT4, it was an Aston Martin dominated session as Jake Giddings in the JW Bird car took an early lead before Matthew George in the Generation AMR SuperRacing machine with a 1:58.282. That was a time that would stand until the end of the hour long session as Mike Robinson could only get to within half-a-second in the PMW World Expo Racing Ginetta.
GT3 was slightly more competitive for second place at least as a battle for who would finish second started to emerge between Alexander Sims, Rob Bell and Phil Keen. Initially Sims claimed second in his Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 before Bell in the Ecurie Ecosse McLaren launched above him.
However, all their efforts were in vain as Phil Keen – fresh off a podium in the Pro-Am Cup at the Total 24 Hours of Spa – set a 1:48.130 to go within a couple of tenths of Adam.