|The AMG driver and former Silverstone instructor put his knowledge of the Grand Prix circuit to good use in free practice one with a blistering lap seven tenths faster than anybody else.
Christodoulou then showed it was no fluke in qualifying, with the fastest time in the Pro class – the best of the entire weekend – With a combined time from both drivers qualifying 6th would be their starting position.
Neary, the 2016 Silverstone 24 Hour winner, took the start and immediately made up two positions around the outside at Copse corner, but lost ground with a spin at Abbey on lap four.
After dropping back to eighth, Christodoulou jumped in for the first of two stints and was soon embroiled in a frantic battle with Callum MacLeod’s Bentley. Battling oversteer in the hot afternoon conditions, Christodoulou defended stoutly and handed over to Short from second position as the pitstops cycled through.