Hitech GP’s Luke Browning pipped title rival Joel Granfors to the quickest time on the second day of GB3’s pre-event testing at Snetterton.
Browning set the quickest time of the week so far with a 1m42.123s inside the final two minutes of running on Friday to eclipse Fortec Motorsports’ Granfors by 0.129 seconds.
Rees continued his Thursday test-topping form in Friday’s opening 35-minute session, lapping within a tenth of his best time from the previous day to edge Browning by 0.025s, with Elite Motorsport’s Tom Lebbon third.
Browning set a 1m42.283s with under 10 minutes remaining in session two before Granfors responded with 1m42.252s. But Browning went quicker once more to end the day on top.
Rees did not improve on his session one time but ended up third, ahead of Carlin’s Javier Sagrera. Lebbon also did not better his morning effort and was fifth, with Carlin’s Roberto Faria sixth.
Douglas Motorsport’s Marcos Flack continued his form from Thursday by going seventh fastest, ahead of Chris Dittmann Racing’s Branden Lee Oxley. The top 17 runners were separated by less than a second.
Kevin Mills Racing duo Tom Mills and Waberski locked out the top two positions for most of GB4’s first Friday session, before Thursday’s pacesetter Nikolas Taylor regained top spot with 10 minutes remaining with a 1m49.975s.
Fortec’s Taylor continued to lap quicker, ending with a 1m49.419s. Elite’s Jack Sherwood, who missed Thursday due to sitting an exam, was 0.763s behind in second.
Mills eclipsed Tayor’s benchmark with 15 minutes remaining in session two, posting a 1m49.619s before finding a further 0.5s. But a late effort made Sherwood fastest, his 1m49.134s shading Mills by 0.016s. Taylor, the only driver not to improve in the afternoon, ended the day third quickest ahead of Waberski.
Megan Gilkes, who skipped Thursday’s running, was fifth ahead of Hillspeed team-mate Max Marzorati. Logan Hannah, another not in action on day one, was 0.1s quicker than Graham Brunton Racing team-mate Chloe Grant in seventh.
After racing for Elite in the first four rounds, championship contender Alex Walker is running as an independent and ended the day in ninth.
|1||Luke Browning||Hitech GP||1m42.123s||33|
|2||Joel Granfors||Fortec Motorsports||1m42.252s||+0.129s||34|
|3||Matthew Rees||JHR Developments||1m42.438s||+0.315s||29|
|5||Tom Lebbon||Elite Motorsport||1m42.454s||+0.331s||33|
|7||Marcos Flack||Douglas Motorsport||1m42.578s||+0.455s||30|
|8||Branden Lee Oxley||Chris Dittmann Racing||1m42.619s||+0.496s||32|
|10||Alex Connor||Arden Motorsport||1m42.701s||+0.578s||33|
|11||Max Esterson||Douglas Motorsport||1m42.732s||+0.609s||33|
|12||Nico Christodolou||Arden Motorsport||1m42.771s||+0.648s||31|
|13||John Bennett||Elite Motorsport||1m42.812s||+0.689s||33|
|14||McKenzy Cresswell||Chris Dittmann Racing||1m42.858s||+0.735s||34|
|15||David Morales||Arden Motorsport||1m42.956s||+0.833s||33|
|16||James Hedley||Elite Motorsport||1m43.047s||+0.924a||35|
|18||Zak Taylor||Fortec Motorsports||1m43.255s||+1.132s||33|
|19||Tommy Smith||Douglas Motorsport||1m43.284s||+1.161s||36|
|20||Bryce Aron||Hitech GP||1m43.532s||+1.409s||35|
|21||Cian Shields||Hitech GP||1m43.747s||+1.624s||34|
|22||Mikkel Grundtvig||Fortec Motorsports||1m44.217s||+2.094s||35|
|1||Jack Sherwood||Elite Motorsport||1m49.134s||30|
|2||Tom Mills||Kevin Mills Racing||1m49.150s||+0.016s||29|
|3||Nikolas Taylor||Fortec Motorsports||1m49.419s||+0.285s||34|
|4||Jarrod Waberski||Kevin Mills Racing||1m49.509s||+0.375s||31|
|7||Logan Hannah||Graham Brunton Racing||1m50.706s||+1.572s||30|
|8||Chloe Grant||Graham Brunton Racing||1m50.818s||+1.684s||33|
|9||Alex Walker||Alex Walker Racing||1m50.827s||+1.693s||21|
|10||Jessica Edgar||Fortec Motorsports||1m51.267s||+2.133s||34|