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britgtsilver15 (53)The British GT circus descended on Silverstone for a 3 hour race that started in the wet. There was no more rain during the race and after a wet opening 30-40 minutes the circuit began to dry and the race began to settle down. The pole sitting Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Andrew Howard/Jonny Adam spun at Becketts on the first lap handing the lead to the Von Ryan Racing McLaren 650S of Gilles Vannelet/Adrian Quaife Hobbs. With two safety car periods the race was left with a tense final half hour but Vannelet/Quaife Hobbs held on to take victory. The main threats all race had been the trio of BMW Z4 GT3’s and in the end it was the Triple Eight Racing entry of Lee Mowle/Joe Osborne which ended just under a second behind. Completing the podium were the reigning champions Marco Attard/Alexander Sims of Barwell Motorsport/Ecurie Ecosse (BMW Z4 GT3). Read More »

britgtsilver14 (17)Another first for us just a week after our World RallyX debut. This time it was the British GT for their 3 hour race at Silverstone, which was held in glorious sunny conditions. The track suited the Aston Martins and in the end it was the Oman Racing team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Ahmad Al Harthy and Michael Caine which took victory by almost a minute. The pole sitters and reigning champions Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Jonny Adam & Andrew Howard were runners up with the Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 GT3 of Alexander Sims & Marco Attard just over 10 seconds further back. With 8 crews all completing 82 laps in the 3 hour race, including three other marques, it proved to be a very competitive and entertaining afternoon. The GT4 field were headed up by the Twisted Team Parker G55 Ginetta GT4 of Adrian Barwick & Bradley Ellis. Read More »