BGTR a.a. 16.05.01

Dramatic Close For Round Two Of British GT GT4

A post-race penalty saw the #73 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 excluded from the race result and the #407 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driven by Jack Bartholomew and Jordan Albert declared winners.

The race saw the #73 Century Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 driven by Anna Walewska and Nathan Freke take the class win after starting from 27th and last place on the grid. Century Motorsport were looking forward to enjoying a double podium celebration as the #40 Ginetta driven by Sean Byrne and Aleksander Schjerpen took third place.

The #407 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 driven by Jack Bartholomew and Jordan Albert took second at the chequered flag. However a dramatic post-race penalty saw the #73 car excluded from the results for overtaking under a yellow flag.

The #50 PMW World Expo / Optimum Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 driven by Graham Johnson led the GT4 grid off the line, followed by the #40 Century Motorsport Ginetta driven by Sean Byrne. Sandy Mitchell took the first stint in the #50 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse Mclaren 570S GT4.

After 30 minutes Johnson still held his class lead in the #50 car while Mitchell in the #50 McLaren had got up to second in class, followed by William Phillips in the #45 RCIB INSURANCE RACING Ginetta G55 GT4. A solid drive by Anna Walewska had got the #73 Cenury Motorsports Ginetta G55 GT4 up to 8th in class.

After the driver changes had cycled their way through, GT4 was led by Ciaran Haggerty in the #59 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse Mclaren 570S GT4 followed by Abbie Eaton in the #60 Ebor GT Motorsport Maserati GT MC GT4 and the #44 Generation AMR Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 of Jamie Chadwick. The #50 PMW World Expo / Optimum Motorsport had previously retired, much to the disappointment of the Wakefield-based team.

Nathan Freke, in the #73 Century Motorsport Ginetta GT4, was moving fast through the field, however, and took the lead in GT4 with less than 30m minutes to go, a position he was not to relinquish.

The post-race penalty, however, and the subsequent exclusion of the #73 car saw the #51 Lanan Racing Ginetta G55 GT4 driven by Alex Reed and Joey Foster promoted to the third and the #407 car announced as class winners.

The next round of the British GT Championship takes place at Oulton Park on May 29 and 30.

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