British GT Championship

Jetstream Motorsport Take First British GT Win at Spa (24.07.18)

Photo: / Jakob Ebrey Photography

Graham Davidson and Maxime Martin, driving the #47 Jetstream Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage, took their first win of the 2018 British GT Championship season, crossing the line a little under eight seconds of ahead of Ryan Ratcliffe, at the wheel of the #1 Team Parker Racing Ltd Bentley Continental GT3 he shared with Rick Parfiit Jnr.

Taking the final podium position was the pole-sitting #75 Optimum Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage driven by Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam.

Taking overall class honours in the GT4 category was the #43 Century Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 driven by Jack Mitchell and, making his debut in the Fenny Compton-based squad, Dean Macdonald.

Second overall in the GT4 class was the #4 Tolman Motorsport McLaren 570S GT4 piloted by Michael O’Brien and Charlie Fagg while Finlay Hutchison and Daniel MacKay, drivers of the #10 Equipe verschuur McLaren 570S GT4, stood on the final step of the overall class podium.

In the GT4 Pro-Am category, victory went to the #66 Team Parker Racing Ltd Mercedes-AMG GT4 piloted by Nick Jones and Scott Mavern while the recently-launched ProTechika Motorsport squad took its first podium with a second-place finish in its #89 Mercedes-AMG GT4 driven by Anna Walewska and Tom Canning.

There was drama within seconds of the start of the two-hours race after contact on the run down to Eau Rouge which resulted in a significant fire for Mark Farmer, at the wheel of the #11 TF Sport Aston Martin and damage for the #99 Beechdean AMR Aston Martin which saw Andrew Howard return to the garage for lengthy repairs.

The safety-car was deployed to allow time for oil clean-up during which time Remon Vos, driver of the #30 Ram Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 he shared with Tom Onslow-Cole, was judged to have caused the incident and served with a stop-go penalty.

Spa’s results mean that TF Sport remains in the lead of the GT3 Team Championship on 189.5 points, 29.5 points ahead of Barwell Motorsport with Team Parker Racing Ltd in third on 110.

#33 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 pilots Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen lead the GT3 Drivers Championship, 14 points ahead of Optimum Motorsport’s Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam.

The GT4 Teams Championship standings are led by Century Motorsport on 194 points, 12 points ahead of Tolman Motorsport and 71 points clear of third-placed HHC Motorsport.

Jack Mitchell leads the overall GT4 Drivers Championship on 109 points, 16.5 points ahead of Callum Pointon while Nick Jones and Scott Malvern, drivers of the #66 Team Parker Racing Ltd Mercedes-AMG GT4, lead the Pro-Am Drivers standings on 134 points, 7.5 points ahead of UltraTek Racing team RJN’s kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman.

The 2018 British GT grid meets next at Brands Hatch on August 4 -5 for Round Eight.