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Wins for Jordan/Warnock and Burt/Franchitti.

A wet start followed by a drying track made for an enthralling fifth round of the Privilege Insurance British GT Championship at Croft Monday afternoon (May 28).

Despite starting the race from the pit road, the Lister Storm of Mike Jordan/David Warnock swept ahead of the TVR Cerbera of Bobby Verdon-Roe/Michael Caine for a superb victory in ever-changing conditions.

In the GTO category, the Porsche 911GT3RS of Kelvin Burt/Marino Franchitti again took the spoils, but was seriously challenged through the opening stint by the Porsche of Tim Sugden/Paul Knapfield.

Qualifying:

In a thrilling second qualifying session, the Chrysler Viper of Tim Harvey/Rob Wilson snatched pole position for the fifth round of the Privilege Insurance British GT Championship. With only three minutes of the session remaining, Harvey stole pole position away from the Lister Storm of Mike Jordan/David Warnock.

Having fitted a fresh engine prior to the Croft weekend, the Hayles Racing team had cause to celebrate its fifth pole position in a row after a mighty charge from Harvey. ''I thought we'd got that,'' said Jordan.

Third remained the province of the TVR Cerbera Speed 12 of Bobby Verdon-Roe/Michael Caine, while fourth in GT was a strong performance from the rebuilt Quaife R4GTS of Philip Hopkins/Mike Quaife.

The situation in GTO was equally exciting as the TVR Tuscan R of Steve Hyde/Richard Stanton blasted to pole at the expense of the Porsche 911GT3RS of Kelvin Burt/Marino Franchitti, which had set the pace in the first session.

Although Franchitti went faster in the opening minutes of the session, the Tuscan R kept improving and Hyde grabbed pole in the latter stages of the session. ''That's two poles in one day,'' said an elated Stanton, who had earlier taken pole position for the TVR Tuscan race.

Third and fourth stayed unchanged in the form of the Chrysler Viper of Ben Devlin/Curtis Hayles and the Porsche 911GT3RS of Matt Turner/Ed Horner. Any hopes of an improvement by the Viper were dashed by power steering failure. Starting from the back of the grid would be the superbly presented TVR Tuscan R of Martin Short/Rob Barff after hitting oil pump problems early in the first session.

Race: 60 minutes (39 laps):



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